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Old January 9th, 2013 #41
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Here's an old one of author Zane Grey.

Note: Zane Grey once held eleven worlds records in deep sea fishing, all since broken, and his trophies were displayed at the Museum of Natural Science. He also owned patents on fishing lures. His records:

Bluefin Tuna, 758 Lbs. Nova Scotia, Canada 1924
Yellowfin Tuna, 318 Lbs. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1924
Pacific Sailfish, 132 Lbs. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 1924
Pacific Sailfish, 135 Lbs. Zihuateneyo, Mexico, 1924
Yellowtail, 111Lbs. Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 1926
Broadbill Swordfish, 582 Lbs. Catalina Island, California, 1926
Pacific Dolphin, (Mahi Mahi), 53 Lbs. Vairao, Tahiti, 1930
Giant Tahitian Striped Marlin, (Pacific Blue Marlin), 1040 Lbs, Vairao, Tahiti, 1930
Pacific Sailfish, 170 Lbs. Vavau, Tonga Islands, 1931
Pacific Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), 64 Lbs. Vairao, Tahiti, 1933
Silver Marlin, 618 Lbs. Vairao, Tahiti, 1933
Silver Marlin, 710 Lbs. Vairao, Tahiti, 1933
Tiger Shark, 1036 Lbs. Sydney Australia, 1936
Marlin, 450 Lbs. Bora Bora, Tahiti

 
Old January 9th, 2013 #42
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Another vintage photo. Don't know the people, but that's one big fish!
 
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Old February 24th, 2013 #45
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Researchers: Giant goldfish threatens Lake Tahoe

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Giant goldfish could be threatening the ecology of Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border.

Biologists with the University of Nevada, Reno say they're finding a growing number of the fish in the crystal clear lake.

Researcher Sudeep Chandra told KCRA-TV the discovery is especially worrisome because the fish eats a lot and excretes "lots of nutrients" that stimulate algae growth.

Some of the goldfish have grown to 18 inches and could eat smaller fish and create new competition for native trout.

Chandra says that with no prior studies on goldfish for guidance, researchers are catching the giant fish and bringing them back to their lab to study.

It's not clear how the goldfish got into Lake Tahoe, but it's believed to be from people dumping aquariums into the lake.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/resea...ens-lake-tahoe
 
Old February 24th, 2013 #46
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It's not clear how the goldfish got into Lake Tahoe, but it's believed to be from people dumping aquariums into the lake.

They are referred to as "Bucket Biologist"
Someone decides they want their lake to have Tilapia, so they bucket it in.
 
Old February 24th, 2013 #47
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It's not clear how the goldfish got into Lake Tahoe, but it's believed to be from people dumping aquariums into the lake.

They are referred to as "Bucket Biologist"
Someone decides they want their lake to have Tilapia, so they bucket it in.
Tilapia are delicious. I haven't heard of anyone dumping them in North America, interesting. They are freshwater Asian/African, I don't see why they couldn't survive here.
 
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Tilapia are delicious. I haven't heard of anyone dumping them in North America, interesting. They are freshwater Asian/African, I don't see why they couldn't survive here.
Blue Tilapia is what I see most of and are very common in Florida, but to everyones surprise they demonstrated the ability to thrive in colder water climates where the oxygen levels were thought to be non supportive of this species. They are along the same lines as carp in regards to taking over a water system. They are aggressive and cannibalistic. Utah is a class example of this when someone dumped Tilapia into a lake up there. True story. The fish took over. The government spent millions draining the lake and treating the soil for eggs. Not long after the lake was reinstated the Tilapia were back. In Hawaii Tilapia are considered junk fish.
Pike are another example of a good water system gone bad because when they are artificially introduced they will wipe out a lake. When they have eaten everything they result to cannibalism and the Pike population then becomes reduced down to stunted size cannibalistic fish.
It is a federal offense to have a fish in a bucket. One way the gov deals with this is a poison that eliminates oxygen from the water. Unfortunately it kills everything else. In Colorado, they have hybrid lake Trout upwards of 30 pounds. This sounds great except the government has repeatably failed at killing or at least controlling these huge trout. The reason the gov is targeting them is that these trout are killing the other trout species like the cutthroats which equate to tourist dollars.
 
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I know what's for supper tomorrow: tilapia. Delicious! The only dumping going on is down at customs where they hole up on ice overnight, halfway to my belly from some Chinaman's fetid pond.

Seriously, talapia is good eating. I loves me some bottom feeders and organ meats.
 
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Utah link on Tilapia. It states that this one lake is fed by warms springs which is why they survive, but there are other places that have seasonally cold temperatures and the fish still survives.
http://www.utahfishinginfo.com/utahfish/tilapia.php

Here they are talking about Trout as an invasive species.
http://www.tu.org/science/aquatic-invasive-species-ais
 
Old March 10th, 2013 #51
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70 pound freshwater Striped Bass.
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/...+record+books/
 
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Extraordinary Trout Has Tolerance to Heavily Polluted Water



New research from the University of Exeter and King's College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall where metal concentrations are so high they would be lethal to fish from unpolluted sites.

The team believe this is due to changes in the expression of their genes.

The researchers compared the trout living in the River Hayle with a population living in a relatively clean site in the River Teign. The results showed that the accumulation of metals in the kidney and liver -- where metals are stored and detoxified -- were 19 and 34 times higher in the Hayle trout, respectively.

Extraordinary trout has tolerance to heavily polluted water
 
Old August 20th, 2013 #53
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Cue the halibut puns, a German angler has caught a 513 pound fish in Norway and it could make a helluva meal.

Marco Liebenow was fishing with friends in Kjollefjord when he hooked something that felt as large as a submarine, according to Field and Stream. But the catch was alive and wriggling — it was a nine-foot-long halibut that took an hour and a half to reel in.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily...145544727.html
 
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The catchily named Nothobranchius kadleci is the fastest-maturing vertebrate species known to science. In just over two weeks, this fish can reach sexual maturity and start laying eggs — and those eggs only need another 15 days before they are ready to hatch. So why does this species need to cram an entire generation into a single month?

The reason is that this species, native to southern Mozambique, can't count on permanent access to water, which tends to be a pretty big deal if you're a fish. (Or most any vertebrate species, really, but fish really need water if they plan on surviving for long.) N. kadleci and its cousin species live in pools in the Mozambique savanna that don't exist year-round; rather, the pools form as the rainy season deposits clumps of water into the various natural, shallow depressions found throughout the region. Yes, this is a species evolved to live in what are basically just glorified puddles, and such a tenuous existence makes for some pretty incredible adaptations.

Because the pools tend to disappear as soon as the rainy season ends, the fish need to get through an entire life cycle as fast as possible.

According to Dr. Martin Reichard and his team at the Czech Republic's Institute of Vertebrate Biology, the fish are capable of adding growing an additional 25% of their mass every single day, which is what allows them to reach sexual maturity after only about 17 days. Of course, even the ability to reproduce so quickly wouldn't mean much if the fish couldn't survive the times when the water disappears completely. While the end of the rainy season spells doom for the specific fish, their eggs are adapted so that they can remain tucked away in the soil throughout the dry part of the year, just waiting for the return of water to hatch and begin the super-charged life cycle anew. That supply of dormant eggs means the species can potentially even survive entire years without rain.

Speaking to the BBC, Dr. Reichard says that his team's lab-reared fish might actually be underselling just how fast these fish can reproduce:
"It is biologically very relevant for these fish to be able to sexually mature very fast because their habitat may dry out in three to four weeks. If they mature very fast, they can produce a new generation... I'm pretty sure if conditions are good, they would be able to sexually mature even faster in the wild. If conditions are inferior - food is less abundant, there is a high density of fish - it would take them longer but they can still complete their lifecycle."
For more, check out the entire original paper over at EvoDevo.

This African fish can start having babies at 17 days old
 
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The rare chimaera has a long nose, a terrifying toothy mouth and venomous spine making it a real life sea monster



A fishing crew got a shock when they pulled out this terrifying long-nosed fish - and it's only the second time one has been caught in the area.

After much speculation, experts have identified the toothy swimmer as the extremely rare long-nosed chimaera.

It was caught in the freezing arctic waters of Davis Strait in Northern Canada by the Nunavut fishing boat.

With a nose to rival Pinocchio's, a monstrous mouth and a venomous spine atop its gelatinous grey body, it looks quite the freak.

Researchers first believed the weird fish was the similarly freakish goblin shark - and looking at its mouth there are similarities.

But they say the long-nosed chimaera is rarely caught because it is likely to make its home at abysmal depths not often visited by humans.

University of Windsor researcher Nigel Hussey told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: "Potentially, if we fish deeper, maybe between 1,000 and 2,000 metres, we could find that's there's actually quite a lot of them there."

He added: "We just don’t know."

The deep sea chimaeras are actually distant relatives of sharks and rays.

The long-nosed species has a whip-like tail and can grow to around three feet long.

A photo of the Davis Straight specimen, thanks largely to its utter strangeness, has gone viral since it was posted online.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...#ixzz2lS23Y9QL
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http://jezebel.com/teenage-dolphins-...iii-1491897937

dolphins chewing on puffer fish
 
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Mystery of Nevada lake where 100,00 fish died off in a single MONTH

- Fish at Sparks Marina near Reno, Nevada, died from lack of oxygen
- Biologists can't determine what is causing the loss of oxygen
- 100,000 trout, bass and catfish washed up dead on the shores of the lake

By ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
16 January 2014

State wildlife officials are trying to figure out why all the fish have died in a northern Nevada marina where the stocked fishery has flourished since the man-made lake was created nearly 15 years ago.

An estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish have died over the past month in the Sparks Marina along U.S. Interstate 80 east of Reno, apparently the result of a dramatic, unexplained drop in dissolved oxygen levels, Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said Wednesday.

Scientists say a bitter cold snap could have caused oxygen-poor waters to rise from the old rock quarry's bottom to the surface, but they don't understand what sparked the massive die-off.



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Story about the Aral Sea, which the commies destroyed to try to create a cotton industry

http://www.vice.com/read/the-shrunke...sea-is-growing





The Aral Sea is actually a saltwater lake that once covered an area of 26,300 square miles between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Today, it is a shadow of its former self, having split into northern and southern halves in 1986. The sea first began to shrink in the 1960s when the Soviet Union decided to divert the rivers that feed into the sea to irrigate cotton fields further south. Cotton was one of the main economic industries in Soviet times, and Moscow’s planners clearly prioritized economic growth over any environmental concerns. The aftermath of this lack of foresight is that the Aral Sea remains one of the world’s worst ecological disasters, existing as a semi-apocalyptic wasteland of dust and lost opportunity.

As the water continued to recede, the sea eventually became so salinated that native freshwater fish were unable to survive. Most local industry was related to the water, and with the water and the fish gone, so too were the jobs. Many families from the surrounding villages left for other cities. For those who stayed, the years since have been hard. Not only have they faced economic hardship, but also a range of health issues stemming from pesticide and fertilizer residues left on the bottom of the sea and spread by the wind. Life in a rural area that is dependent upon the sea can be difficult anywhere in the world, but in one where the fish and water have nearly vanished, it's been a struggle to survive.

[private land ownership preserves the environment; government ownership destroys it]



















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starfish gettin' wacky...

A Mystery Illness Is Causing Starfish to Rip Themselves Into Pieces
http://gawker.com/a-mystery-illness-...ves-1514659682

Scientists say about a dozen different species of starfish are afflicted with the disease, which they're calling "sea star wasting syndrome." Cases have been reported on both the east and west coasts.

Sick starfish develop lesions on their bodies and begin to twist their arms into knots. The arms then crawl in opposite directions until they rip off. The starfish are unable to regenerate new limbs and die within 24 hours.

[jesus...that sounds like fun -- as always when you hear about horrible suches, think pattern recognition. there's usually a pattern. here the pattern is: leftists hear about new creature disease, they blame it on environmental destruction caused by evil white businessmen, giant corporations, MacDonalds and Walmart...then years later when scientists figure it out it's some kind of parasite]
 
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Mystery Solved: THIS Is How Salmon Find Their Way Home

https://www.yahoo.com/food/mystery-s...932012667.html
 
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