Tag: Fish

Shocking Conservation: How Scientists Fish

Written by | June 28th, 2012

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Electrofishing is one of the best tools for fisheries biologists and conservationists studying anything fishy — the success of freshwater habitat restoration, migration routes, invasive species and more.

Seeing the Oysters for the Reefs

Written by | June 13th, 2012

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Since a single oyster can filter up to 30 gallons of water every day, clearing and cleaning it for the benefit of other marine life, just imagine what restoring billions might do for your favorite coastal bay.

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Today’s dam removal along Maine’s Penobscot River proves that smart collaboration can lead to important benefits for both nature and people.

Weird Nature: Flexing Mussels

Written by | May 22nd, 2012

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No touch sex? A mouth full of juniors? Appendages that double as fishing lures? Welcome to the weird, weird world of freshwater mussels.

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 15th

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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From endangered rivers to clean energy, we’ve got your green news.

  1. Bummer: The list of the top 10 endangered rivers in America is out, and #1 isn’t far from our headquarters. (Discovery News)
  2. It turns out that the unpopular and controversial catch limits on fish are working — 6 populations have rebounded. (Green)
  3. Yet another reason to love wildlife, especially elephants: They may hold vigil at your funeral. (Grist)
  4. A Greenpeace study has found that some American car manufacturers are linked to Amazon deforestation. (Mongabay)
  5. 76 percent of Americans want clean energy instead of coal, nuclear and natural gas. (Clean Technica)

Knowledge Flows During Herring Season

Written by | April 17th, 2012

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For a group of Heiltsuk First Nation fourth-graders, learning about their community’s connection to herring is about much more than history — it’s about the future of Great Bear Rainforest.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 10

Written by | April 10th, 2012

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Today we learn if it’s possible to make ethics and fast-fashion synonymous.

  1. Sometimes it’s tough being a small [forage] fish in a big pond. (New York Times)
  2. Take a sneak peek at H&M’s sustainability report. (Guardian)
  3. Can you predict a monkey’s social status by looking at its genes? (Scientific American)
  4. The bottom of a human shoe is to blame for a bat-killing fungus. (Discovery News)
  5. Is there hope for Sumatran rhinos? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. Wind + wind chimes = power. (TreeHugger)
  2. Armchair suba divers are treated to 360-degree views of the Great Barrier Reef. (Guardian)
  3. Who needs eyes when you’re the world’s deepest land animal? (Discovery News)
  4. Polar bears in Manitoba are keeping the Polar Bear Alert Team busy. (YaleE360)
  5. When in doubt, schools of fish can just follow a robot. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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Attack of the blobs!

  1. Are jellyfish taking over our oceans? (Nature)
  2. Turning down the thermostat saves energy and helps you lose weight. (The Chic Ecologist)
  3. Atlantic sturgeon added to the endangered species list. (Huffington Post)
  4. How do you fight invasive species in Australia? Bring in Komodo dragons. (TreeHugger)
  5. Spider webs may hold the clue to better buildings. (Christian Science Monitor)
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