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Tuesday
Nov102009

Mick Jagger, meet the Red Bay Snook 

Peter Wainwright and his colleagues at UC Davis study the weird ways in which fish eat.... now they’ve got a Youtube channel.

(Via: Discover)

Monday
Nov092009

The Prom Queen vs The Girl Next Door

Steelie Mike addresses the swinging versus nymphing debate.

Read it!

Monday
Nov092009

Farmed Salmon Exposed

A new short documentary produced by Canadian film-maker Damien Gillis lifts the lid on the problems caused by open net cage salmon farms worldwide. 'Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry' reveals the pervasive nature of the issues plaguing salmon aquaculture and features testimonials by witnesses discussing the environmental and socio-economic damage caused by poorly managed salmon farms.

Monday
Nov092009

Salmon, steelhead present hazard to dogs

We've posted this warning in the past but here's another reminder not to let your dog chow on riverside salmon or steelhead carcasses.

If a dog eats a fish that contains the parasite, the fluke will release eggs that enter the animal’s intestinal tract, where they release the neorickettsia. Dogs that are infected will usually begin to show symptoms within one to three weeks, and symptoms typically include vomiting, diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes and fever.

Salmon poisoning is specific to the region west of the Cascade Range in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.

The rare condition kills 90% of of infected dogs if left untreated.

LINK (Via:The Spokesman Review)

Monday
Nov092009

Here Comes the Judge

British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen will chair a federal commission of inquiry into the collapse of Fraser River sockeye salmon runs, Trade Minister Stockwell Day announced Friday in Vancouver.

"Justice Cohen's mandate will be to investigate and report on the reasons for the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River," said a news release from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office.

LINK (Via:The Ottawa Citizen)

Sunday
Nov082009

Sunday Toona - 

A reassemble of Dylan’s 1983 album, Infidels, recorded in May, 1983 at the Power Station, New York..... excellent soundboard.

On board for the sessions were Mark Knopfler and Mick Taylor, giving this album a rock guitar feel. Knopfler mixed some tracks the way he liked it and kept tapes with almost all the songs recorded.... Outfidel Intakes is that proposition. Dylan released just 8 tracks from the studio session, Knophler's mix contains 23 tracks.Two tracks, Lord Protect My Child and Somone's Got a Hold of My Heart are embedded below for your listening pleasure.