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Bears Need All-you-can-eat Salmon Buffet Needed For Months
2012-08-04 05:07:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A mix of steep, colder streams and slower, warmer ones are necessary for both salmon conservation efforts and for bears and other predators that require access to the spawning fish for sustenance, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) claim in a recent research paper. The study, which will be presented during the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting in Portland, Oregon on August 8, shows that managing both...

2012-07-25 23:02:44

Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) research to determine why significant numbers of migrating salmon leave rivers but so few return to spawn is the focus of a documentary, Atlantic Salmon - Lost at Sea, being produced by the Emmy-winning Irish American film maker Deirdre Brennan of New York City. St. Andrews, NB Canada (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Research detectives have been at work at the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) first developing the technology and then sleuthing the ocean to find...

Live Webcams Give Unique View Of Alaskan Bears Fishing For Salmon
2012-07-25 08:50:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New webcams have been set up for the Internet public's viewing, and this time they are capturing the iconic scene of bears snatching their lunch out of a river. Explore.org set up live HD video streams of giant brown bears in Alaska catching salmon in Katmai National Park. Anyone with an Internet connection can now watch these bears catching their dinner by typing "explore.org/bears" in their browser. The Brooks Falls cam is...

2012-07-10 14:01:09

Findings have implications for brake pads, copper mines Minute amounts of copper from brake linings and mining operations can affect salmon to where they are easily eaten by predators, says a Washington State University researcher. Jenifer McIntyre found the metal affects salmon's sense of smell so much that they won't detect a compound that ordinarily alerts them to be still and wary. "A copper-exposed fish is not getting the information it needs to make good decisions," says McIntyre,...

2012-06-21 12:03:05

Fish-saving sound threshold recommended for pile driving projects The rise of ocean infrastructure development to tap energy sources such as tides, offshore wind and natural gas will require more pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel pipes called piles into the ocean floor to support energy turbines and other structures. But pile driving creates loud, underwater booms that can harm fish and other marine animals. Many scientists and regulators have assumed that...

2012-06-11 23:02:42

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) welcomed NASCO's decision to continue a moratorium on commercial salmon fishing at Greenland, where salmon from North America´s east coast rivers migrate to over-winter and feed. St. Andrews, NB, Canada (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) welcomed the decision of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) at last week´s meeting in Edinburgh to continue a moratorium on commercial salmon fishing at...

Prey Shortage Threatens Killer Whales, Study Aided By Scat-detection Dog
2012-06-08 04:08:56

Southern dwelling killer whales, located in the Pacific Northwest, experience more strain by lack of fish than by hordes of whale watchers, according to a study conducted in the Salish Sea. Chinook salmon, a staple for the killer whales of that area, are dwindling in number and this effects the whale population heavily. Published on June 6, 2012 in the online journal PLoS ONE, the study, led by environmental and pet-behavior consultant Katherine Ayers, focused on the glucocorticoid and...


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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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