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Archives for: August 2008
Why you should always freeze fish before serving it raw

Raw fish, such as sushi and salmon tartar, is considered a delicacy and is served in restaurants all over the world. Before you decide to make your own raw fish dishes, it is however important to store the fish in the freezer for at least 72 hours prior to preparation. The recommended freezer temperature is -18°C / -0.5° F or […]

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New species of snake found in Fiji

An entirely new species of snake has been found in Fiji, The Fiji Times reports. The snake was discovered at Vuna on Taveuni, the third-largest island in Fiji. According to reptile expert Dr. George Zug of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the snake is unlike any other described species of snake in the world. It is a burrowing snake […]

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Divers Damage Coral Cover in Red Sea

Scuba diving tourists are an important source of income for Egypt, but now the tourism sector might be sawing off the branch on which they’re sitting by over-exploiting the sensitive coral reefs of the Red Sea. According to a study by Hasler and Ott, heavily dived dive sites near the town of Dahab have a significantly lower level of coral […]

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Utah gets rid of 6 million carps to promote June sucker

The June sucker, Chasmistes liorus, is a critically endangered fish endemic to Utah Lake and the Provo River. The fish was once plentiful within its range but is now facing problems with pollution, turbidity, drought, alteration of water flow, loss of native vegetation, and the introduction of new species, primarily the European carp (Cyprinus carpio) and the walley (Sander vitreus […]

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”Sex, Violence and Pee in the face – Lobster Love turns out to be a Smelly Business

A lobster dinner is often perceived as the ultimate romantic meal, but while we happily utilize their bodies to promote our own chances of passionate encounters we actually know very little about the reproductive rituals that goes on deep down in the ocean. Did you for instance know that these super romantic creatures pee each other in the face before […]

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A Few Fish Cams

I thought I would write a few words about some of the many good fish cams that are available on the net even though they sometime can be hard to find among all the bad ones. I would like to start by mentioning the Amazon River cam that is provided by the Smithsonian national zoological park. This cam allows you […]

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President Bush might create largest protected area in the world

On August 25, a memo to members of his Cabinet revealed that United States president Bush is interested in creating two protected areas in the Pacific Ocean. One of these would be situated around the Central Pacific Islands and be almost as large as Alaska. If Bush goes through with the plan, this would become the largest protected area in […]

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Lyretail=pyrexia????????

Word spell check has made writing a lot easier but sometimes it really makes some strange suggestions. Below you see a screen shoot of a suggestion I got while writing about the Lyretail Anthias for the new marine section of this site. I really can’t understand why word though pyrexia was the word I was trying to spell. Just go […]

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Dwarf Manatee – World’s cutest creature found in the Amazon?

This might not be news for some of you, but for those of you that has missed it: a new species of manatee might have been encountered by Dr Marc van Roosmalen in the Brazilian Amazon! Not only is this believed to be an entirely new species of manatee; it is also the smallest living member of the order Sirenia, […]

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New species found in Guyana

Two fish species, one frog species and a number of bat flies – all previously unknown to science – are believed to have been found in Guyana during the filming of a British TV series. While working on the three-part series “Lost Land of the Jaguar” for BBC One, a team of researchers and wildlife film-makers spent six weeks exploring […]

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Pacific expedition discovers 13 new fish species

Marine biologists being filmed for a BBC TV series about the ocean have managed to find no less than 13 species of fish previously unknown to science. The group also reports having 15 other animals in their possession that they suspect to be new species. The newfound species have been gathered during deep reef dives in Micronesia in the Pacific […]

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Shellfish Harvesting Suspended at Delaware Bay Due to Health Risks

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has temporarily suspended shellfish harvesting from a portion of the Delaware Bay. The suspension began at August 19 after health officials had confirmed two cases of illness linked to oysters harvested from the bay. The illness was caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacterium that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps […]

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New source for saltwater information

I have updated AC with a brand new saltwater section as a step on the way towards become the most complete aquarium websites on the web. There is still a lot of marine fish Ac don´t have information about and I will add more as I can. For now you have to be satisfied reading these new articles: Anglerfish Anthias […]

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