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2008-09-19 09:00:20

By KRISTEN GELINEAU By Kristen Gelineau | The Associated Press Marine scientists have discovered hundreds of new animal species on reefs in Australian waters, including brilliant soft corals and tiny crustaceans, according to findings released Thursday. // The creatures were found during expeditions run by the Australian chapter of CReefs, a global census of coral reefs that is one of several projects of the Census of Marine Life, an international effort to catalog all life in the...

2008-09-12 03:00:00

By Jones, Keithly Harvey, David J; Hahn, William; Muhammad, Andrew Estimates of price and scale elasticities for U.S. consumed shrimp are derived using aggregate shrimp data differentiated by source country. Own-price elasticities for all countries had the expected negative signs, were statistically significant, and inelastic. The scale elasticities for all countries were positive and statistically significant at the 1% level with only the United States and Ecuador having scale elasticities...

2008-09-02 03:00:17

By Connors, Claire It was a friend's health scare that prompted Amber Valletta to become an environmental advocate. BY CLAIRE CONNORS The Santa Monica Seafood market is bustling with customers and fishmongers. The store cases are filled with everything from gorgeous fillets of wild salmon and Maine lobsters to fresh crabs and shrimp)-about 40 different varieties of fish and shellfish in all. Amber Valletta is in her element. "This is where I buy all my fish," she says, checking out the...

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2008-08-09 16:41:45

The Great Salt Lake is laden with toxic mercury and scientists cannot explain why. Researchers are now investigating where the poison is coming from and how much danger it poses to the millions of birds that feed on the Great Salt Lake. "We've got a problem, but we don't know how big it is," said Chris Cline, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist. Cline has been collecting cinnamon teal duck eggs from nests along the shore of the lake and has been analyzing them in the lab. In 2005, a...

2008-07-14 03:00:21

Text of report by Pinaki Roy headlined "Increased salinity changes vegetation pattern" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 July Geowa plants are abundant on the banks of Khalsi canal. Most of these species are less than a decade old; many others are growing for only couple of years. Not only geowa, some golpata (nypah) and other saline-tolerant plants are visible here and there along the canal. The canal is named after Khalsi village in Dakop upazila in Khulna...

2008-07-08 12:00:52

I've always enjoyed shrimp, but it has been a year since I've grilled it, ordered it in a restaurant, or sampled it as a party hors d'oeuvre. Last June, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration temporarily halted the import of some Chinese shrimp and other fish [BusinessWeek.com, 6/28/07] because they contained carcinogens and antibiotics -- probably the result of what they were fed in huge cramped fish farms. The FDA continues its "Import Alert," and as of April, had detained and tested...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Kim Martineau, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 5--NEW HAVEN -- -- A Yale scientist who recently rediscovered a rare type of fairy shrimp in a woodland pool is asking the state to put the tiny critter on its endangered species list. Eubranchipus holmani may never capture the popular imagination the way the imperiled polar bear or red panda have. But biologist Eric Lazo-Wasem hopes his petition will give this homely crustacean and the freshwater pools it calls home some protection....

2008-06-19 15:00:25

By Walailak Keeratipipatpong, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jun. 18--SURAT THANI -- Seafood processors have countered the recent shrimp-pledging programme of the Commerce Ministry by setting their own weekly shrimp benchmark prices, which are lower than pledging prices. The weekly prices, based on farm production costs and export prices, will be announced every Monday and would be used as median prices for food processors and cold-storage operators to buy from farmers nationwide, according...

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2008-03-21 12:00:00

Sunton Chantong, a local fisherman and environmental advocate, gestured toward the Taseh river shore. Two years ago, dolphins swam up from the sea, but as a result of industrial shrimp farming and oil palm cultivation, he said, fewer big fish, crabs and jellyfish can be seen in the area. Shrimp ponds have become the most recognizable symbol of coastal degradation in Trang, a southwestern Thai province bordering the Andaman Sea. Shrimp thrive in brackish waters that are also home to...

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2008-02-15 10:55:00

Bottom trawling, an industrial fishing method that drags large, heavy nets across the seafloor stirs up huge, billowing plumes of sediment on shallow seafloors that can be seen from space. As a result of scientific studies showing that bottom trawling kills vast numbers of corals, sponges, fishes and other animals, bottom trawling has been banned in a growing number of places in recent years. Now satellite images show that spreading clouds of mud remain suspended in the sea long after the...


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Conservancy Fairy Shrimp, Branchinecta conservatio
2014-05-05 12:32:48

Scientific name: Branchinecta conservatio Common Names: Conservancy Fairy Shrimp Status: Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List on August 1, 1996 Geography: Native to the United States (Southern California) Conservation Information: The historical distribution of this species is unknown. However, places where the species is now known to occur (vernal pools in southern California) once held more continuous and larger populations than there are today. The species is known from...

Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp, Lepidurus packardi
2014-04-11 11:50:16

The vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi) is a species of shrimp that can be found in California and southern areas of Oregon. Its range includes the Agate Desert in Oregon and many areas in California including the Central Coast, the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, and the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This species prefers to reside in vernal pools, which are now rare, but it can be found in other freshwater habitats including ditches, reservoirs, and ponds. The...

Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador)
2014-01-08 15:05:32

The yellowfin croaker can be found in the Gulf of California and Mexico. It is commonly found in bays, channels, harbors, and other near shore waters that have sandy bottoms. It is abundantly found along beaches during the summer and move to deeper waters for the winter. It has an arched back and an elliptical-elongated body with a blunt head. It is iridescent blue-grey in color with brassy reflections on the back with a silvery white belly. There are multiple dark wavy lines along its...

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2009-01-17 17:58:21

The Yellow-headed Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is a species of fish found in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. The head and upper body of this species is light, but brilliant, and yellow in color slowly fading to a pearlescent blue hue. The Yellow-headed Jawfish keeps near its small territory, and is typically seen with only the head and upper section of its body sticking out from its burrow. It will also sometimes hover nearby. It is able to arrange material using its mouth to carry...

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2009-03-28 17:01:34

The Ghost Shrimp, Pestarella tyrrhena is a species of thalassinidean crustacean that dwells in shallow, sandy tunnels of the ocean floor in the Mediterranean Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the crustacean derived its name from the Tyrrhenian Sea where it inhabited. The crustacean was called formerly Callianassa tyrrhena, but current common terminology for the species is Ghost Shrimp or Mud Shrimp. Fishermen in the Mediterranean have used it as bait for at least 200 years...

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Word of the Day
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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