Entries in fish in then news (6)
Atlantic salmon farms around Vancouver Island have begun testing and formed a special outbreak management team after an IHN virus outbreak at one farm led to a site quarantine and the cull of more than half a million fish.
IHN usually kills a fish within a week of exposure and can kill up to 100 percent of an infected population.
LINK (via: The Winnepeg Free Press)
Do salmon and steelhead returning to Washington rivers come with a dose of radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant? Washington State Department of Health officials don't think so, but they're testing fish anyway.
LINK (via:King 5)
And we're not talking about A-Rod
I'm looking into its eyes, we're having this whole moment and all of a sudden it (inhaled) and I go (flying inside)... The only thing that stopped me was literally my neck.
LINK (via: Buzz Feed)
A team of marine biologists at the University of Florida have been using autonomous sea robots to record the sounds that fish make in order to map their distribution. They have recorded three unknown biological noises, which they believe to be fish farts.
LINK (Via:Wired UK)
Federal attorneys withdrew a challenge to a judge’s ruling against plans to restore one of America’s rarest trout by poisoning a remote Sierra stream, a move conservationists are calling a victory but which federal officials characterize as but another development in a lengthy dispute over a project they still intend to pursue.
The government was considering appeal of a September ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Frank Damrell Jr. granting an injunction blocking plans to poison an 11-mile stretch of Silver King Creek to remove unwanted fish and replace them with threatened Paiute cutthroat trout.
LINK (Via: RJG )
The Paiute cutthroat trout is native only to Silver King Creek, which is a tributary of the Carson River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. It is believed that the Paiute evolved from a sub-population of Lahontan cutthroat trout that became isolated in the creek. Pauites have a purple coloration, and they are distinguished from other cutthroat species because they lack most body spots.
It is a federally listed threatened species.
LINK (Via: Western Native Trout Initiative)