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Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

Divers scouring the sea-bed for abalone are paying with their lives. Four people perished in the past week in California while pursuing abalone, which is used in sushi// and a variety of other Asian dishes and can sell for 100 dollars apiece on the black market. Abalone are a special type of sh...

A New, 'Smart' Approach to Brain and Spine Surgery

...tomography) operating suite. And Sacred Heart is one of only 17 hospitals in the world to offer this technology configuration for patients. The delicacy of brain and spine surgery can be compared to tightrope walking, proposes Kamal Thapar, MD, Marshfield Clinic neurosurgeon and director of the Brain &...

Evolutionary history of SARS supports bats as virus source

...breaks. According to this new analysis, humans actually appear to be the source of the virus found in those civets, a wild game animal considered a delicacy in southern China. SARS infected more than 8,000 and killed more than 900 people worldwide during a nine-month outbreak that ended in the summer of...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

...otection law bans the brutal killing of dogs or other animals for food but does not directly ban dogmeat. Dog soup, or Boshintang, is a Korean delicacy usually served over the summer season. ...

Rats Back on the Menu in Southern China

...fficult to catch rats alive, while their relatively small size meant there was little meat on the bone. But rats are regarded as a traditional delicacy in southern China, and some believe that their flesh is more nutritious than pork or chicken. A rat was fetching for between 40 to 50 yuan (5....

NKorea Extols Virtues of Dog Meat

... North Korea's state media on Thursday talked up the virtues of dog meat, saying the controversial cuisine is a prized delicacy for coping with the summer heat . Dog soup, called dangogi-jang or boshintang (health soup), is "the best cuisine" served over the summer seas...

US Consumers Warned Against Toxic Chinese Fish

...ea fish as the method most used to harvest it (beam trawling) is damaging underwater habitats. Puffer fish is becoming an increasingly popular delicacy in the US. But the country most people associate with the puffer fish, also known as blowfish, is Japan where it is called "fugu". In Japan about 100 ...

Health Canada Warns Against Excessive Consumption Of Lobster Tomalleys

... The soft green substance inside the body of a lobster commonly known as Tomalley, is considered by some as a delicacy and by may others as a waste//, unhealthy product. The health agency of Canada has decided to issue a warning-advising people against eating too much ...

Sandwich Royale, Adorns Shelves of Selfridges in London

...mented sourdough bread, spread with a foie gras-flavored mayonnaise. The piece de resistance of the sandwich is the Wagyu beef, imported from Japan, a delicacy from cows that were high in spirits, with a good massage and beer. One of the finest cheeses in Europe, Brie de Meaux, is lavishly spread on the sandw...

Don’t Chicken Out

... like a breath of fresh air. God’s Own Country// , as recent as yesterday, has demonstrated a dare-chicken attitude, expressing their love of the bird delicacy – Flu or no flu. The Kerala Chicken Merchants’ Association threw a chicken bash, replete with various chicken dishes, at a hotel in Malappuram, Kerala...
Delicacy in Biological News

Crab claws pack strengthening bromide-rich biomaterial

...crab (Pachygrapsus cassipes) as the pinchers pick and hold prey. It also is present on the walking legs of Dungeness crabs (Cancer magister), a dining delicacy in the Pacific Northwest. "The types of crabs that use this trick for their claw tips rely on the tips fitting together like forceps in order to pi...

New CITES quotas allow more caviar export, further jeopardize endangered sturgeon

...become a cover for illegally acquired wild caviar." Dr. Doukakis is also a specialist in genetic regulation of the caviar trade. Caviar is a prized delicacy that can fetch more than $100 an ounce, and the Caspian Sea is home to beluga sturgeon (Huso huso), whose eggs are considered among the finest in the ...

Over 50 percent of oceanic shark species threatened with extinction

... and meat as well as indirect take in other fisheries. In most cases, these catches are unregulated and unsustainable. The increasing demand for the delicacy shark fin soup, driven by rapidly growing Asian economies, means that often the valuable shark fins are retained and the carcasses discarded. Frequent...

CITES caviar export quotas remain steady for beluga sturgeon despite threat of extinction

...pulation declines. Most sturgeon species are endangered, having been overfished nearly to extinction in pursuit of their caviar. Caviar is a prized delicacy that can fetch more than $100 an ounce, and the Caspian Sea is home to beluga sturgeon (Huso huso), whose eggs are considered to be among the finest i...

Where have all the lake eels gone? Queen's prof asks

...nmental scientist will head a new international study to determine whether American eels the slimy, snake-like fish considered worldwide to be a food delicacy are dying from chemical pollution in Lake Ontario. Biology professor Peter Hodson and his team of toxicologists and chemists have received $536,45...

Hepatitis E takes a piggyback

...nd vets. The disease can be transmitted by drinking water contaminated with faeces as well as by eating pork: uncooked wild boar liver is one Japanese delicacy that frequently leads to infection. Suckling pigs don't contract the virus in their first 30 days, because a maternal antibody protects them. Vac...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

... protect nesting beaches for the turtles and to conduct patrols during the dry season to prevent illegal fishing of the species prized as an expensive delicacy in neighboring Vietnam. The organizations will also provide the communities with financial incentives to offset the potential loss of revenue from ill...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

... and Fauna (CITES), and 20 percent are threatened with extinction according to the 2006 Red List of Threatened Species. Used in shark fin soup, a delicacy served at Chinese weddings and other celebrations for centuries and more recently at business dinners in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, fins are ...

Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

...r rivers, such as the electrical fish counters, could also be adapted to include monitoring of mitten crabs." Mitten crab facts: The crab is a delicacy in Chinese and Japanese restaurants and is eaten raw, preferably with its reproductive organs swollen! If you see a crab in freshwater it is almo...
Delicacy in Biological Definition

Abiogenesis

...n did not occur, and the matter remained free from microbes. The nature of sterilization, and the difficulties in securing it, as well as the extreme delicacy of the manipulations necessary, made it possible for a very long time to be doubtful as to the application of the phrase omne vivum e vivo to the mi...
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