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2014-03-31 23:25:00

Duke Moscrip, founder of Duke’s Chowder House, will be traveling to Kodiak, Alaska on Monday, March 31st to spend a few days with a rockfish fisherman. Being one of only a handful of fishermen that will catch their fish, the fish are bled, iced, gutted, filleted, vacuum-packed and frozen within one day of the catch, making it the highest-grade rockfish available. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Seattle seafood restaurant, Duke’s Chowder House, is proud to announce that its...

Energy-Efficient Robot Inspired By Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics
2014-03-25 13:36:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have built a robotic clam that is able to replicate how an Atlantic razor clam can burrow itself into the sea soil using very little energy. The Atlantic razor clam is able to dig itself through sea soil at about 0.4 inches per second and can dig up to one-fourth of a mile using the amount of energy equivalent to a AA battery. "The clam's trick is to move its shells in such a way as to liquefy the soil around its body,...

Ancient Clam Gardens Provide Food Security
2014-03-21 11:45:42

[ Watch the Video: Ancient Clam Garden ] Simon Fraser University A three-year study of ancient clam gardens in the Pacific Northwest has led researchers, including three from Simon Fraser University, to make a discovery that could benefit coastal communities’ food production. PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed science journal, has just published their study. Amy Groesbeck, an SFU alumna, SFU professors Anne Salomon, an ecologist, and Dana Lepofsky, an archaeologist, and Kirsten...

2014-03-19 23:25:05

Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the new season is now available at Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market, located in the world-famous Pike Place Market. Overnight ship to anywhere in the U.S. via FreshSeafood.com. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the new season is now available at Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market, located in the world-famous Pike Place Market, and will be in-stock through November 2014. Fresh Halibut is currently being caught off the coast of...

2014-03-17 08:30:35

VANCOUVER, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - "The Canada-Korea Trade Agreement will help our producers to fulfil their potential and expand into new markets," says Chris Sporer, Executive Director of the Seafood Producers Association of British Columbia, the largest organization of wild seafood processing companies on Canada's Pacific coast. The BC wild seafood industry exports approximately 80% of its production. As an export industry, access to world seafood markets is one of the key things...

2014-03-14 23:26:44

Patented active packaging solution provides simple, consistent method of keeping perishable food fresher longer. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 FoodHandler, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of high-quality food safety solutions, is now the exclusive source for FoodTouch® antimicrobial-protected paper products. The patented, one-of-a-kind paper line will make its debut with FoodHandler in Booth 886 at Seafood Expo North America March 16-18 in Boston, Mass. “FoodTouch...

2014-03-11 23:26:18

Bristol Bay Exhibiting at North America’S Largest Seafood Exposition Bristol Bay, AK (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 For the first time, Bristol Bay sockeye salmon will be featured at Seafood Expo North America (formerly the International Boston Seafood Show), taking place March 16th – 18th in Boston, MA. North America’s largest seafood exposition, this three-day trade show attracts over 19,000 seafood buyers and suppliers from around the world. During the Expo, the Bristol Bay Regional...

2014-03-06 23:25:12

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of Pacific halibut and over 70% of black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Alaska’s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12:00 PM local time. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 16.8 million pounds and 33.6 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to...

Adipose Fins Evolve Repeatedly In Teleost Fishes
2014-03-05 10:33:13

University of Chicago Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing their origins finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species. In addition, adipose fins appear to have repeatedly and independently evolved a skeleton, offering a glimpse into how new tissue types and structural...

2014-02-28 23:01:50

The fresh Mexican White Prawns, available on the Duke’s Chowder House special fresh sheet through April 15, are dubbed “Piñata Prawns” because they explode with flavor. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 From now until April 15, Duke's Chowder House of Seattle is featuring their popular Mexican White Prawns (aka “Piñata Prawns”) on their special fresh sheet menu – a carefully crafted menu that highlights new seafood items in the restaurant. The...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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