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Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...m moving live fish and require them to drain their boats and live wells before leaving Wisconsin’s Great Lakes waters, the Mississippi River and those tributaries up to the first impassable dams, according to the Associated Press. The spread of the virus could have a devastating impact on aquaculture and...

Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid

...id also were abundant, with numerous small fishing boats hauling in a total catch of about 10,000 squid per night throughout the six-day study. Captured squid were outfitted with a pop-up archival transmitting tag, which periodically sampled the animal’s depth. Unlike the instruments used on whales, the sq...

Cornell researchers find serious fish virus in Northeast for first time

..., the DEC could recommend that boaters clean their boats before traveling from one body of water to another and not dump bait minnows into open water after a day of fishing. VHSV was first reported in 1988 in the United States in spawning salmon in the Pacific Northwest. It was reported in North American...

Fish virus in Northeast spreading to other fish species

..., the DEC could recommend that boaters clean their boats before traveling from one body of water to another and not dump bait minnows into open water after a day of fishing. VHSV was first reported in 1988 in the United States in spawning salmon in the Pacific Northwest. It was reported in North American ...

Yale researchers find environmental toxins disruptive to hearing in mammals

...arch showing a chemical used to keep barnacles off boats might disrupt the balance of these ions in ear cells. "Our data are the first to directly show that chloride ions are crucial for our exquisite sense of hearing," said Joseph Santos-Sacchi, professor in the Departments of Surgery and Neurobiology an...

Leave it to salmon to leave no stone unturned

... craters can be the bane of boaters who, even with boats meant to navigate in shallow waters, can find their vessels grounded. Smaller species of salmon that spawn at higher densities are capable of even more widespread tilling, according to Moore, who has for six summers worked with sockeye salmon throug...

Ancient humans brought bottle gourds to the Americas from Asia

...o North America by people who arrived from Asia in boats or who walked across an ancient land bridge between the continents, or that the gourds floated across the Bering Strait after being transported by humans from their native Africa to far northeastern Asia. "This finding paints a new picture of the fo...

Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say

...rished in the Dec. 26 disaster and more than 9,600 boats of all kinds were destroyed. On Nias Island, a fu...easy and ill-considered options for replacing lost boats and gear. "It would be a dangerous over-simplification, for example, to argue that with the death o...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

...n says. Last year only 1,200 of the 2,000 licensed boats even bothered to fish and the value of a license to fish there has dropped from a high of $250,000 to perhaps $20,000. "Rather than maximizing the number of fish harvested, if you maximized the economic value of the catch, including fixed and variab...

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