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Archives for: August 2010
“How many fish in the Sea?”
How many fish species are there?

The first global census of life in the sea has logged some 230,000 species, however a ten year study on the subject performed by over 300 scientists warns of mass extinctions.

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Lynx Nudibranch, AKA Phidiana Lynceus, Gets Video Debut:

The Lynx Nudibranch, known in scientific circles as Phidiana lynceus, is a rather interesting marine animal. It can be amazingly efficient at getting rid of hydroid pests, but it must have access to a continuous source of food.

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Despite Being Explicitly Told Not To, BP Used Dispersant
BP

Despite the May 26 directive issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Coast Guard approved dozens of requests by BP to disperse hundred of thousands of gallons of surface oil dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico. The actual directive stated that they should only be using dispersants rarely, this according to documents analyzed by a Congressional subcommittee.

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“Clock Is Ticking” The Mekong Dam is Threatening Rare Giant CatFish:
Mekong river

The wild stock of the Mekong giant catfish are going to be driven to extinction if the hydropower dams planned for construction in the Mekong River get the go ahead, says a report recently released by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

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Weird Yellow Colored Lobster Hauled in in R.I.

Denny Ingram reeled in a rather strange lobster in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage last week. It was peculiar indeed, this lobster you see, was gold colored on top, and bright yellow on its sides.

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A New New York Bill May Ban Flesh Eating Fish Pedicures
doctor fish

The controversial use of live fish to chew away dead skin in pedicures may be banned in New York State for health and safety issues which have been proposed in a new bill.

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The Sapphire Princess was Delayed By…. A Whale?
Sapphire Princess

When the Sapphire Princess pulled into Juneau it was actually stopped in it’s tracks this Past Wednesday, when a dead whale was found on the ship’s bow.

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The Fight to Close Down a German Dolphinarium is on!
Bottlenose Dolphin

Rocko, Nando, Kite and Palwas.. Those are the names of four very distinct bottlenose dolphins who are currently turning tricks at the dolphinarium in Germany. The dolphinarium was constructed in 1974 as a part of the local zoo, and is one of the last three of its kind in Germany.

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