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Thursday
Mar052015

Tagging tuna in the deep ocean

Filmed April 2010 at Mission Blue Voyage.

Tuna are ocean athletes — fast, far-ranging predators whose habits we're just beginning to understand. Marine biologist Barbara Block fits tuna with tracking tags (complete with transponders) that record unprecedented amounts of data about these gorgeous, threatened fish and the ocean habitats they move through.

Thursday
Mar052015

T-Shirt of the Week

LINK (via: Dolly Varden)

Thursday
Mar052015

Jackass - The Fish Hook Steve

It's a lovely day for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday
Mar042015

Skeet Shooting, Trout Fishing, & the Turd Confederacy

Bonjour trolls.

Wednesday
Mar042015

The mercury level in your ahi tuna is getting higher 

Researchers have found that mercury levels in Pacific yellowfin tuna, often marketed as ahi tuna, is increasing at 3.8% per year.

The results were reported earlier this month in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. These levels of mercury – a neurotoxin – are now approaching what the EPA considers unsafe for human consumption.

LINK (via: The Conversation)

Wednesday
Mar042015

Exxon Mobil appeals $1 million penalty for Yellowstone River spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked federal regulators to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000-gallon crude spill into Montana’s Yellowstone River in 2011.

LINK (via: Fuel Fix)

Exxon Mobil's net income for the 4th quarter of 2014 was 6.7 billion which pencils out to over 50 million a day.