Archive for the ‘Fish’ Category

Welcome home

It’s always nice to see an animal re-introduced to a place where it once lived. That looks to be the case for the Arctic grayling fish in Michigan according to this article over at the Lansing State Journal entitled “Will long-gone Arctic grayling thrive again in Michigan?” by . Welcome back.

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Green Librarian

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Flowing right along

Since we’re on the topic of water, I thought I would post this article on the Four Klamath River Dams in Oregon and California. I swear this story has been going on since I was at my previous library, over eleven years ago.

The article is entitled “Saving the Salmon: Feds, States, Tribes Ink Plan to Demolish Four Klamath River Dams by Terri Hansen over at Indian Country. Here’s hoping we see the fall of the dams very soon.

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Humans vs. Nature

I think this article may help answer this question. The article is entitled “Of Fish, Monsoons and the Future: A Push to Save Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake” by Chris Berdik over at the New York Times.

It’s a great article looking at the role of human activity on nature. As is stated towards the end,”Tonle Sap project is designed to capture those interactions and look for their consequences, often unintended”.

Worth a look!

 

Green Librarian

 

A fish tale

Funny how you sometimes find a good read when you least expect it. Such is the story with “An Evolutionary Family Drama” by Richard Conniff over in the opinion page of the New York Times. Truth be damned, it could be that I’m just a sucker for a good fish story.

Enjoy!

 

Green Librarian

Oarfish

Like the average person, I know very little about Oarfish and have only seen pictures of them, unfortunately dead.  This video however, shows one very much alive, swimming off the coast of Baja California.

Check out the article/video “More Oarfish and This Time They’re Alive” by Jason G. Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal blog via the Scientific American. It’s almost like going back in time.

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The localist and the tiny little fish

Okay, that’s what I came up with when I  combined local and naturalist. I thought for today’s topic I would talk about a tiny cave-dwelling fish found only in Perry County, Missouri. Like the Hellbender, it too is now listed on the endangered species list.

To find out more on this little, little fish, check out the article “Tiny Perry County Fish Added to Endangered List” by Jeffrey Tomich over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Swimmingly yours!

 

Green Librarian

The relatives came

Now while that’s the title of a great picture book by Cynthia Rylant the kids and I have enjoyed many times, it also takes me back to a time when I was much younger. Unfortunately, we never saw our relatives all that often. After all, they were not only much older (as my mom was the youngest of three) than us, they also lived up in the small town of Dows, Iowa while we were down in the big city of St. Louis, Missouri.

Now why we may have been as different as city and country folks, I have to say that I never would have dreamed that Tuna and Seahorses are also cousins. Check out the article “Surprising Fish Cousins: Tuna and Seahorses” by Becky Oskin over at LiveScience . Do you see the similarities?

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Green Librarian