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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...

2012-12-07 11:37:16

Be careful what you eat, says University of Notre Dame stream ecologist Gary Lamberti. If you're catching and eating fish from a Lake Michigan tributary with a strong salmon run, the stream fish – brook trout, brown trout, panfish – may be contaminated by pollutants carried in by the salmon. Research by Lamberti, professor and chair of biology, and his laboratory has revealed that salmon, as they travel upstream to spawn and die, carry industrial pollutants into Great Lakes...

2012-10-04 23:00:16

The arbitrary U.S.-Canadian political border contributed to international tensions and led to a fierce competition that almost decimated the salmon industry, says a Linfield College professor in a new book. McMINNVILLE, Ore. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 The waters off the coast of Washington state and British Columbia were once filled with fish pirates and border bandits vying for salmon, according to a new book by Linfield College Professor Lissa Wadewitz. The Nature of Borders: Salmon,...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Dutch Salmon
2012-10-03 08:12:31

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pickled herring on a platter. Open faced herring sandwiches. Seafood is a delicacy cherished by the Dutch, as the ocean borders the country. However, the Dutch are cautious on eating seafood these days as there was a recent a recall of salmon. In particular, health authorities in the Netherlands recently discovered that hundreds of people became sick after eating smoked salmon that had contained a strain of bacteria related to...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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