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Archives for: June 2008
Fishing orangutangs

A series of photos have been published of an orangutan fishing using a spear while hanging out over the water from a branch. The orangutan in the pictures is a male living in a sanctuary on the island of Kaja in Borneo. This reserve offers home for animals that have been displaced and homeless by logging and other development. As […]

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Ghost nets

It has long been now that ghost nets (lost nets drifting in the ocean) are a serious problem to the marine environment but no one has ever really known how big the problem is until now. Scientists working for the Northwest Straits Initiative have monitored ghost nets in Puget Sound and the impact they have on the wildlife by regularly […]

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It´s a baby

Today I thought I would report on some happy news, animal babies being born in aquariums around the country. The first happy occasion is that a beluga whale in the Vancouver Aquarium has given birth to a health young female. The whale gave birth during open hours and the staffs as well as visitors watch the calf being born. This […]

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Invasive species

Todays post will not report on any news. Instead I have choosen to post two videos that I think some of you might find interesting. They are from a invasive species symposium and are all about invasive species and what can be done about them. The first part is a about invasive species regulation and the second part about invasive […]

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Yes. It is a unicorn!

Well not really but it is close enough to report on even if it isn’t fish related. In a nature reserve in Italy in the town of Prato, Tuscany, there is a deer that has only one horn in the center of its head. The dear, named unicorn, was born in captivity in the research area of the park and […]

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Interview with Dr Dean Pomerleau

Today we have a special feature here at the AC fish news blog. An interview with Dr Dean Pomerleau who train fish to do tricks. I posted about her work about a week ago in the post “Playing basketball with your goldfish?” and he has been kind enough to answer a few questions about his work and how to train […]

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Mediterranean tuna fishermen use illegal air surveillance to find blue fin tuna

Working together WWF and Greenpeace have obtained evidence that the tune fleet working in the central Mediterranean is using airplanes to find tune. This practice is internationally banned in the Mediterranean as it allows the oversized fishing fleet to catch to much tuna and make to big damage to the tuna population. Read more about this here Blue fin tuna […]

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A deadly delicatessen is no longer so deadly

Almost everyone have heard about fugu, and how fugu and fugu liver is considered a delicatessen in Japan. In case you haven’t I can tell you that Fugu is a type of pufferfish and if it isn’t processed correctly it can kill you due to being poisonous. However now there is an alternative. Farmed fugu that is poison free and […]

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Playing basketball with your goldfish?

Dr Dean Pomerleau has managed to teach his two year old goldfish Comet to play football, basketball, push a rugby ball over a set of posts, play fetch with a hoop, limbo dance under a bar, and zigzag through a series of poles. Dr Dean Pomerleau used positive reinforcement to teach the fish. Positive reinforcement has since long been used […]

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Fish ice cream, anyone?

A technology that can be used to prepare nutrition enriched ice cream using fish has been developed by Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), one of India’s leading fishery research institutes, Newindpress.com reports. The technology can also be used to enrich noodles. Just like most other modern ice-creams, the “Maricream” produced by CIFT contains water, suger, butter and egg white, […]

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The Beijing Olympics tainted by animal cruelty!!

There have been a lot of controversy around the Beijing Olympics, People being removed from their homes to make room for the Olympic village, Homeless people being shipped out of the city to hide them from the visitors and of course the situation in Tibet. This time the controversy is about animal cruelty. No it is not about the Chinese […]

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Bermuda volunteers licensed to impale lionfish within the one mile limit

The lionfish is native to the tropical Indo-Pacific region, but this fish – also known as Dragon fish or Turkey fish – has now invaded the warmer coral regions of the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. To combat the problem around Bermuda, 31 volunteers have been issued special licenses by the Ministry of the Environment and Sports to engage […]

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World’s oldest livebearer found in Australia

A 380 million-year-old pregnant fossil has been discovered by researchers from University of Western Australia. The fossil was unearthed in the Kimberleys and contains a 6 cm embryo with its umbilical cord intact. Mother and baby belong to an extinct species of shark-like fish that could be found in lakes and seas for almost 70 million years before it disappeared. […]

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Fossilized “Frogamander” found in Texas

A newly investigated 290 million year old fossil may be an evolutionary missing link in the amphibian family tree. The fossil was collected in Texas by a palaeontologist with the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1990s. The fossil eventually ended up at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., where it was re-discovered and investigated in 2004. The new […]

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