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Flexible Guts Used By Some Alaskan Trout For The Ultimate Binge Diet
2013-03-21 10:22:27

University of Washington Imagine having a daylong Thanksgiving feast every day for a month, then, only pauper's rations the rest of the year. University of Washington researchers have discovered Dolly Varden, a kind of trout, eating just that way in Alaska's Chignik Lake watershed. Organs such as the stomach and intestines in the Dolly Varden doubled to quadrupled in size when eggs from spawning sockeye salmon became available each August, the researchers found. They were like...

2013-02-17 23:02:02

The Nova Scotia Salmon Association is maximizing the benefits of the U.S. Clean Air Act by giving a river that is home to endangered wild Atlantic salmon in southern Nova Scotia continuous doses of lime. St. Andrews, NB - CANADA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 The Nova Scotia Salmon Association is maximizing the benefits of the U.S. Clean Air Act by giving a river that is home to endangered wild Atlantic salmon in southern Nova Scotia continuous doses of lime. The U.S. Clean Air Act has helped...

2013-02-11 16:17:40

University of Oregon-led study in the Umpqua River Valley provides a pointer for river conservation efforts A study of the Umpqua River basin in the Oregon Coast Range helps explain natural processes behind the width of valleys and provides potentially useful details for river restoration efforts designed to improve habitats for coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Coho salmon thrive in broad, flat valleys that contain multiple auxiliary channels to the main river. These valleys formed...

Salmon Use Magnetic Maps To Navigate Home
2013-02-08 10:14:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new analysis of over 56 years of data has revealed that sockeye salmon use a magnetic map to return to their spawning grounds after years at sea. The findings of this study were published online in the journal Current Biology. "To find their way back home across thousands of kilometers of ocean, salmon imprint on the magnetic field that exists where they first enter the sea as juveniles," said Nathan Putman of Oregon State...

Salmon Runs Can Vary From Century To Century
2013-01-15 12:04:21

University of Washington Salmon runs are notoriously variable: strong one year, and weak the next. New research shows that the same may be true from one century to the next. Scientists in the past 20 years have recognized that salmon stocks vary not only year to year, but also on decades-long time cycles. One example is the 30-year to 80-year booms and busts in salmon runs in Alaska and on the West Coast driven by the climate pattern known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Now work...

GM Salmon Deemed Safe For The Environment
2012-12-24 05:11:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Federal regulators have moved one step closer to allowing the first genetically engineered animal to enter the world's food supply, ruling that a salmon that grows twice as quickly as normal is not likely to harm the environment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a declaration on Friday stating the modified AquAdvantage fish, which was developed by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies would have "no significant...


Latest Salmon Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Seema, Oncorhynchus masou
2009-06-19 12:48:12

Seema, also known as Sima and Sema Japanese salmon, Cherry salmon, or Masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) is a salmon of the western Pacific Ocean which includes the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, Primorsky Krai, Japan, Korea and Sakhalin. In Taiwan a landlocked subspecies known as the Taiwanese salmon or the Formosan salmon (Oncorhynchus masou Formosanum) also exists. The Seema favors a temperate climate that is around the area of 65 degrees north to 58 degrees north in the sea. The Seema also...

Flying Gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans
2009-01-20 20:26:24

The Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) is a species of fish found in tropical waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They occur as far north as North Carolina and south to Brazil, and from the English Channel to Angola. There have been instances of this fish found in the waters off New York, Massachusetts Bay, and the Gulf of Maine, but this is a very rare instance, where this species prefers warm-water habitat. They are found on sand, mud or over rocks in sandy areas, exploring the...

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2007-04-03 00:39:10

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. The shad is a member of the herring family. Description The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Shad have silver bodies and a green back, with large scales and a deeply forked tail. The males (or "bucks") are smaller than the female, weighing about 1 to 3 pounds when spawning; females are generally 3 to 8 pounds. Both genders tend to...

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2007-04-03 00:31:37

The Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, is a species of the herring family associated with the Pacific Ocean environment of North America and northeast Asia. This species is a silvery fish with unspined fins and a deeply forked caudal fin. The distribution is widely along the California coast from Baja California north to Alaska and the Bering Sea; in Asia the distribution is south to Japan. Clupea pallasii is sometimes considered a keystone species because of its very high productivity and...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.