Entries in Fishing (27)
"On the left is an 80-pound perch caught in Lake Albert in British Yganda. In the center, proud, happy and beaming over the catch, is me. On the right is the dame who caught it."
Anglers who ate Great Lakes fish have 33 percent fewer PCBs and 43 percent less DDT in their bodies than they did a decade ago, largely because they changed their diet and switched to less contaminated fish, according to a study by Wisconsin researchers.
The scientists compared blood drawn from people in 1994-1995 with blood from the same people drawn roughly nine years later. Most of the 293men and womentested were sports fishers and boat captains who consumed large amounts of Great Lakes fish.
LINK (Via: Environmental Health News)
In other Great Lakes news.
Obama proposes $475M for Great Lakes restoration.
The 2010 spending blueprint released last Thursday includes a $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative led by the Environmental Protection Agency. It would target problems such as invasive species, runoff pollution, degraded wildlife habitat and contaminated bottomlands.
LINK (Via:The Chicago Trib)
Canon and Fuji enter the waterproof digital point and shoot fray.
The 10-Megapixel FinePix Z33WP is available in three striking colors – green, pink and black – and is ready for any adventure including underwater activity up to approximately 10 feet (3M)! A 2.7”, 230,000 dots resolution LCD screen – the largest of any Z-series camera yet – and Fujinon 3x Optical Zoom lens allows for a clearer view of those not-to-be-missed moments on the beach, on the ski slopes, hiking in the mountains or boating at the lake. It’s also perfect for everyday activities in the rain, the pool or any other place you might think twice about taking a conventional digital camera. The FinePix Z33WP will debut in late March at a retail price of $199.95. LINK (Via: Digital Photography School)
Consumers looking for an all-around waterproof, freeze proof and shockproof camera should look no further. The Canon PowerShot D10 Digital Camera, a first of its kind for Canon, comes equipped with a 12.1-Megapixel resolution and 3x Optically Stabilized Zoom lens, making it an ideal companion for thrill-seekers of all types. This uniquely styled camera is amazing for capturing high-resolution images and off-camera editing. The PowerShot D10 Digital Camera can withstand depths up-to-33-feet deep, is freeze proof from 14 degrees Fahrenheit and shockproof up-to-four feet. Available in early May for an estimated retail price of $329.99. (Via: Gizmodo) LINK