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Hawaiian Seafood Menus Detail Plight Of Fisheries
2013-08-06 09:50:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year, thousands of tourists bring home colorful restaurant menus from Hawaii. These souvenirs hold more than just happy memories; they also contain valuable data that allows researchers to track long-term changes to important fisheries in the state. A team of scientists, led by Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, is using the menus as part of a larger project designed to fill a 45-year gap in official records...

2013-08-01 23:25:56

Award-winning sustainable seafood company under ‘The Better Fish’ brand, asks everyday people, what makes you “Be Better?” Turners Falls, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Branded the ‘Better Fish’ for its buttery flavor, incredibly high Omega-3 content and award winning sustainable farming methods, Australis Aquaculture’s barramundi has been called by Time Magazine as “the last, best chance for fish to have a future” and fans everywhere are . Now, the world’s largest farmer...

Mussels Help Create Artificial Tendons
2013-07-24 11:54:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have discovered precisely why mussels are able to stick to slick surfaces so well, even when faced with stiff currents and rocking waves. And beyond unraveling one more of nature's little secrets, the researchers believe they can use this information to help repair human tendons. Mussels use filaments called byssus threads to adhere to piers, rocks and more. These byssus threads allow the mussels to stray out a...

Fish Relatives Surprise Scientists
2013-07-18 04:53:01

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have used genetic data to create a comprehensive evolutionary family tree, or phylogeny, for "spiny-rayed fish," a category that encompasses about a third of all living vertebrate species. They were quite surprised to find out just who was related to whom in the fish world. The researchers, who published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 10 genes in more than 500 fish species...

2013-07-17 23:02:04

Happy 60th Birthday, Gorton’s Fish Sticks! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the classic Gorton’s Fish Sticks that families know and love. Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Happy 60th Birthday, Gorton’s Fish Sticks! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the classic Gorton’s Seafood Fish Sticks that families know and love. Introduced in 1953, Gorton’s Fish Sticks quickly became a fan favorite and have continued to be a staple on dinner tables across the country. To...

Scientists Have Finally Found 'Waldo'
2013-07-16 09:36:46

Pensoft Publishers After nearly 25 years of searching, three scientists have finally found Waldo. No, not the loveable bespectacled character in children's picture books, but rather an unusual clam discovered off the coast of California and British Columbia. Paul Valentich-Scott from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Diarmaid O Foighil from the University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology first began discussing this unusual clam back in 1989. Valentich-Scott discovered his...

2013-07-12 23:33:46

As mislabeling fraud rises in the seafood industry, owner and founder of GetMaineLobster.com Mark Murrell hopes his focus on educating the public about what they’re eating will raise awareness and combat the problem. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Business owner Mark Murrell is worried. Recently, he’s been reading about the widespread problem with mislabeling seafood in the United States and he’s concerned it could hurt his business. In 2010, Murrell founded...

2013-07-09 23:01:04

Food, Wine, and Music at one of Charleston’s Most Beautiful Historic Sites (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Savor the past while helping sustain the future of our coast! Middleton Place will host the South Carolina Aquarium this Sunday for the next Sustainable Seafood Dinner held in the Pavilion at “America’s oldest landscaped Gardens.” The five course meal, artfully designed by Middleton Place Restaurant’s Executive Chef Brandon Buck, will be specifically paired with wines from around...

2013-07-09 22:58:20

A study conducted by Dr. James Diaz, Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Program Director of the Environmental/Occupational Health Sciences Program at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, analyzed cases of a parasitic lung infection and found new modes of transmission and associated behaviors, identifying new groups of people at risk. Dr. Diaz hopes to raise the index of suspicion among medical professionals so non-traditional patients and...

2013-07-03 23:16:29

Nordic skiing champion Kikkan Randall will promote wild Alaska seafood for health benefits and outstanding flavor. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) proudly announces its partnership with Nordic skiing World Champion Kikkan Randall. ASMI and Randall will work together to promote the health and fitness benefits of Alaska seafood. “Alaska seafood is the best in the world,” said Randall. “It’s the perfect fuel for my training, and I...


Latest Seafood Reference Libraries

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

Lampert's Sea Cucumber, Synaptula lamperti
2013-04-30 15:18:06

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber that can be found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific. Its range includes the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. It does not have the tube feet, which are common to other species of sea cucumber, instead moving around by using a small grouping of pinnate feeding tentacles, which are always moving. It can also move by using the small, hook-like bones found along its body, attaching itself to the sea...

Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus
2013-04-25 16:28:02

The Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Isognomonidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to Brazil and Bermuda. This oyster has two thin and irregularly shaped valves that are joined by a long straight hinge. The exterior is sculpted by a large number of rough, concentric rings with loose flakes and varies in color from a pale brownish olive to a purplish black. The nacre on the...

Spondylus Gaederopus
2013-04-14 21:00:13

Spondylus gaederopus, the common name being European thorny oyster, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Spondylidae. This species is found in the Black Sea, in the Mediterranean and in the adjacent Atlantic. This oyster has a reddish-purple shell reaching a length of 2.4 to 2.9 inches, covered with long, flat, and irregularly arranged spines. The two parts of the shells are hinged together with a ball and socket type hinge, rather than a toothed hinge as is more...

Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali
2013-01-28 14:44:54

Image Caption: Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), also known as the cotton-spinner, is a species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the waters around the Azores and the Canary Islands. It prefers to reside in shallow waters at depths of up to 164 feet and can be found on rocky, vertical surfaces. In 1969, Rowe classified it within...

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