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Archives for: April 2008
Amazon Mollies turn out to be true Amazons

To the Greek, the Amazons where a mythical ancient nation consisting of females only. According to BBC News, scientists from the University of Edinburgh now believe that the Amazon Mollies – who also live in this type of all-female societies – might occasionally grab some DNA from males of other species to avoid the problems linked to cloning. Just like […]

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Wildlife Conservation Society mapping the coral reefs with the most potential for conservation

picture provided by cocoa_pleco of the AC The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) have developed a new way of determining which of the coral reefs are at highest risk against climate change effects, and which reefs have the greatest potential for conservation success. Each Year, for the past 30 years, 5.4% of the coral reefs […]

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Fishermen in Bangladesh beat rare Ganges River dolphin to death

Fishermen in Bangladesh beat a rare Ganger River dolphin to death because they had not seen “this kind of creature before”, CNN reports. The dolphin was caught in Bagerat, a city located near Sundarbans, one of the biggest mangrove forests in the world. According to the national Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news organization, the fishermen left the body of the dolphin […]

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Fish are not only beautiful to please aquarists, Professor Bellwood reveals

Imperator angelfish – Copyright www.jjphoto.dk Colour in fish is probably an advanced for of communication, according to Professor David Bellwood of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, Queensland. In an article in Telegraph.co.uk, Professor Bellwood shares his knowledge about fossil specimens of reef fish from Monte Bolca, Italy. By studying these prehistoric fishes, […]

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Dam feared to cause trouble for migrating giant Mekong catfish

Giant Mekong catfish. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk According to Zeb Hogan, head of the National Geographic Society’s Megafishes Project, a new dam project planned for Khone Falls in Laos threatens the migration of the Mekong giant catfish. The largest Mekong giant catfish ever caught weighed in at an astonishing 293 kilograms (646 pounds), but the existence of this magnificent species is unfortunately […]

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Western Pacific Fishing Ban

Purse seine fishing regionally banned by the United States Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council According to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the United States Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has decided to ban so called purse seine fishing in parts of the Western Pacific. The council is concerned about the large boats with massive nets that […]

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Goldie Soon to take Guinness Record for Longest Fish

Though her methods are different from the average fish keeper’s, 83 year old, Ada Shaw, has definitely proven to be the world’s best goldfish keeper. Goldie, her .99 cent feeder goldfish has grown into a 15.7 inch long Goliath! Weighing in at over two pounds, Goldie is now verging on the ripe old age of 16; which by goldfish standards, […]

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