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Rivers of death and silent seas

Unknowncountry Weekender: Rivers of death and silent seas

Millions of fish are dying in rivers all over the planet and no valid explanation has been given. The reports have come in from every corner of the world, from Sweden to South Korea, and appear only to be connected by the bizarre nature of the phenomena.

A terrifying list, compiled by Michael Snyder (former Washington D.C. attorney,...
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Virus Blamed for Massive Dolphin Die-Off

Over 200 dead dolphins have washed up on the East Coast of the US. A similar spike of dolphin deaths occurred in 1987 when more than 700 dolphins died and a bacterial infection was identified as the main culprit. This time, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA) 91 dead dolphins have washed up in New York, New...
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Mercury Levels in Some Fish Rising Dramatically

Billions of tons of metallic mercury are being poured into the Pacific Ocean from over ten thousand coal-fired powerplants primarily in China and India, with the result that mercury levels in some common Pacific fish are rising far beyond safe levels for human or animal consumption. The primary problem is among larger fish, which concentrate...
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Tracking Fukushima Fish

If radiation from Fukushima is detectable in fish, scientists can use it to trace the routes of the many sea creatures, from tuna to sharks to turtles, that make long journeys across the open seas.
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It's a Bigger World Than We Think

Biologists now think that that tiny creatures--from worms to insects--are much more important to the health of our planet than they seem to be. In fact, the fate of all life (including us!) may depend on them.

In the November 10th edition of the Observer, John Vidal quotes...
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Radioactive Fish in Japan

Fish caught in the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive to eat for a decade, as samples show that radioactivity levels in that part of the ocean remain elevated and show little sign of coming down.

Cod,...
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Robot Fish Swimming in Our Seas

Drones are all around us, in the sky (and now) in the water too. The next time you go fishing, you may pull out a robot, because the Department of Homeland is developing an unmanned underwater vehicle that looks like a tuna...
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We're Running Out of Fish

In the future, the wide variety of fish available in our grocery stores and fish markets may be only a memory. Commercial fishers are netting huge numbers of fish, while dams such as the Hoover, built along the Colorado River, have stopped freshwater from flowing into fish breeding grounds.

Salmon are not only losing their breeding...
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Dangerous Antibiotics in Imported Fish

This was found in samples of shrimp purchased in New York. Researchers have found evidence of antibiotics--one of them a suspected human carcinogen--in seafood imported into the United States and purchased from grocery store shelves. The antibiotic nitrofuranzone, a probable carcinogen, was found in two of the samples--one from a farm in India and...
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Something Fishy About Depression

Fish are taking antidepressants--at least they're absorbing them in the water they're swimming in. It turns out that fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which are common drugs used...
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Dolphins Dead and Fisheries Closed Due to BP Spill and Cleanup

Increasing numbers of deformed fish and crustaceans being harvested from the Gulf of Mexico have prompted officials to close fisheries from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle so that the situation can be studied by scientists and the situation evaluated. It is...
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What Happens when Fish get Aggressive

An angry glare from the family goldfish might not be the result of a missed meal, but a too-humble abode. Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean. Ornamental fishes in aquariums big and small, across the US, might be at risk, and that's over 180 million of them.

And talk about aggressive fish--it's known that the evolution of land...
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Huge Dead Zone is Predicted This Year

Will the future mean a shortage of fish? (NOTE: You can save $3 on our beautiful crop circle calendar if you use coupon 2012 by September 23). Oceanographers have returned from a trip to examine the scope and size of this year's "dead zone" in the Gulf...
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Pollution Isn't Just Bad for People

Pollution isn't good for us, and if you were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while pregnant, your kids may have lower IQs. One of these pesticides is malathion, which is commonly used on houseplants.

And FISH are suffering from pollution too! A new study finds that zebra fish exposed to a commonly-used flame retardant called...
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Animals Under Pressure are Learning to Defend Themselves

Our animals are becoming so beleaguered that they are learning techniques of self defense. For instance, fish are learning how to locate (and thus avoid) Dead zones. These have...
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What about OUR Food?

Milk may be dangerous in Japan, but are fish and chicken safe for US to eat? They're great diet foods, and fish is usually very healthy (...
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Bizarre Animal Deaths Still Going On

First it was birds falling out of the sky in Louisiana and Texas. Then hundreds of tiny crabs were found dead on a beach in England. Large numbers of dead fish were found washed up on beaches in Arkansas, Maryland and New...
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Another Genocide in Nature

First it was birds falling out of the sky and hundreds of dead fish washing up on beaches. Now the pine trees in Montana are dying. There may be no Christmas trees in Montana next year. On MSNBC.com, Laura Zuckerman quotes...
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Aflockalypse Now

Birds and fish are mysteriously dying all over the world, but they aren't the only creatures this is happening to. There have been mass deaths of cows in Wisconsin and seals in Labrador (and there are probably many...
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Dead Zones

It's not just birds that are dying: Arkansas officials are investigating the death of 100,000 fish in a lake in a town near Little Rock and suspect disease is to blame. CNN quotes Game & Fish Commissioner Keith Stephens as saying, "The fish kill only affected one species...
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The Salmon That Grew & Grew

Sometimes science is wrong, and one example of this are Frankenfish: In order to grow bigger salmon that can feed more people, a genetically-modified Atlantic salmon has been created that grows twice as fast as wild ones. Its genes have been artificially augmented with DNA taken from two other fish in order to give it more growth hormone....

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Fish Kill

It's still going on: Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River.

PhysOrg.com quotes St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro as saying, "By our estimates there were thousands, and I'm talking about 5,000 to 15,000 dead fish." He reported that crabs, sting rays, eel, drum, speckled trout and red fish were...

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Shortage of Something Essential

Global warming is being blamed for the 40% decline in the ocean's phytoplankton, which is an essential part of the marine food chain: If there is no more plankton, there will be no more fish. Not only that, phytoplankton produce half the oxygen we breathe.

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Fish Eaters

Are they out of luck? - One reason we're all so concerned about the BP oil spill is that humans have been subsisting on fish for a very long time. Archeologists working in Kenya unearthed evidence that our human ancestors ate a wide variety of fish, which is aquatic "brain food" that may have helped fuel the evolution of the...

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Unhealthy Drugs in the Fish We Eat

Sure, fish are good for you, but not if they're full of drugs!

A recent study showed that eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week helped reduce men's risk of heart failure, adding to growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are of benefit to cardiac health BUT researchers working with the EPA have detected low-level residues...

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What's for Dinner?

...not fish! - The kinds of fish available for your dinner table will change radically in the near future, thanks to global warming. When you next go to the store to buy fish, you may be in for some surprises?your favorite kinds may simply not be available any more. Or there may be nothing there at all, since the recent massive...

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Dead Zones

There may not be much for dinner soon, even in wealthy countries. fish are dying off due to "dead zones" caused by global warming.

As global warming makes the oceans warmer, oxygen-deprived regions are getting bigger. They are caused when microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense concentrations, usually due to run off from fertilizer...

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Safe to Eat?

Fish is an extraordinarily healthy food, but many of us are nervous about eating it, because of mercury?and other kinds?of contamination. Which fish?if any?are safe to eat? This may soon be a moot point, since recent fish shortages mean that there soon may not be many fish LEFT TO EAT. For the first time in 150 years, fishermen on the West...

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Something Fishy

Most of us aren't planning to serve fish for Christmas dinner and that's a good thing, since fishermen are having trouble catching enough of it to put on our tables. That's not just because of overfishing, it has to do with global warming as well. It turns out that warmer waters due to climate change are causing fish to swim north, away from...

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Huge Dead Zone Where No Fish can Live

A dead zone is an area of water where there is no oxygen, so the fish all die. There are "dead zones" in the Gulf of Mexico every year, but the current zone is the biggest anyone there has ever seen. Keep reading to find out why dead zones mean more SHARK ATTACKS on swimmers!

BBC News reports that "conditions are right" for this year's...

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