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Archives for: February 2011
Fish third most popular pet in Australia
Dogs are the most popular pets

A recent online survey in which over a thousand Australians participated show that dogs are the most popular pet, followed by cats and fish. The survey, commissioned by Coles Supermarkets and conducted by Evolve Research, also showed that two in five buy their pets from shops that offer pets for sale, and that only 10 percent of Australia’s pets have been adopted from shelters.

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International consortium formed to study fertilizing oceans with iron

An international consortium has been formed to study the potential effects of adding iron to the ocean to promote the growth of phytoplankton.

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18 baby dolphins found dead in the Gulf of Mexico
Dolphins. Picture from aquariumposter.com

On February 21, three baby dolphins were found dead on the shores of Horn Island, and on February 22 the finding of a fourth carcass was confirmed by The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS).

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Another case of animal cruelty against goldfish at a Chinese Gala
Fu-Yandong

Yet another Chinese event is by many considered to be tainted with animal cruelty, and just as with the olympics, the unlucky animals are goldfish. at the opening gala of China’s lunar new year festival earlier this month they shower goldfish swimming in perfect military formations.

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African Wolf – New wolf Species discovered
African Wolf

This is not really fish related but cool enough to warrant a post here anyway. Scientists have discovered a new species of Wolf in Egypt.

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Scientists find huge smelly blob in Florida waters

Scientists researching the Gulf of Mexico have found an underwater mass of dead biological material that appears to be growing as microscopic algae and bacteria get trapped and die.

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Scientists use sedation to free young entangled Right Whale
Right Whales

Scientists from NOAA and its state and nonprofit partners have applied at-sea chemical sedation to successfully free a young North Atlantic Right Whale off the coast of Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA.

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Fish taxidermy & Catch and Release
sailfish

An example of how new technologies and methods can increase the acceptance of environmental policies such as catch and release.

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