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Thursday
Oct302014

Net economic value of recreational steelhead fishing in Idaho (1985)

Some of my steelhead conservation friends might find some useful historical data in this US Department of Agriculture study from 1985.

Thursday
Oct302014

BP oil spill in 2010 left an oily bathtub ring on the sea floor the size of Rhode Island

Scientists have discovered yet another unforeseen effect of BP’s historic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: a 1,235-square-mile “bathub ring” of oil on the deep ocean’s floor.

Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science on Monday showed that approximately 10 million gallons of oil settled and coagulated on the floor of the Gulf near the Deepwater Horizon rig, which spilled a total of 172 million gallons of oil into the ocean in April 2010.

LINK (via:Think Progress)

BP disputes the claim.

Thursday
Oct302014

What the Pluck?

Conventional down is a scary business.

To ensure the humane treatment of birds that supply Patagonia with down, as of fall 2014 Patagonia uses only 100% Traceable Down. They trace it from farm to factory to make sure the birds that supplied it were never force-fed or live-plucked, and that the down is never blended with down from sources they can’t trace. The Traceable Down Standard provides the highest assurance of animal welfare in the apparel industry so you can stay warm in good conscience.

Wednesday
Oct292014

Höstfiske i Åre

A cold but beautiful fall day on the river in Åre Sweden.

Wednesday
Oct292014

Deer Delivers Doughnut

Have you ever been steelhead fishing and thought, man I could really go for a powdered doughnut.

Wednesday
Oct292014

Oct. 2014 SOTM Entry: WI Musky

Todd Deluccia employed a boat-side figure 8 to take this October player.