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2008-02-18 08:50:00

Giant bluefin tuna are in trouble, primarily because the powerful muscles that propel their extensive ocean migrations come with an Achilles' heel: They're tasty. All three species of bluefins have seen their population plummet in the past 50 years.

2005-06-07 07:10:00

Federal regulators have done too little to save the overfished red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, a new lawsuit by environmental groups alleges.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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