Archive for the ‘Fish’ Category

Dams & fish

As someone whose always been a supporter of dam removal, this article tonight is a story that I’m hoping with spurn other states to remove more of their dams. The article tonight is entitled “In Delaware, Dams Are Being Removed to Spur Fish Migration” by Jon Hurdle over at the New York Times. It definitely shows people all of the benefits of having a dam removed.

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Green Librarian

 

Here fishy, fishy…

Reading this article tonight made me feel sad about all the times I (and later when I was with my kids) caught a fish. I remember being told that fish don’t feel pain. Now fish, and many other animals these days, we know do feel pain. The first one’s I think of are elephants.

That said, the article is entitled “Do fish feel pain?” by Christian Cotroneo over at the Mother Nature Network.Definitely an eye-opening article about fish. To a degree, I also think the same thing with all the turtles I kept as pets (though at least they always escaped). At least I can say now, the kids and I no longer fish, so hopefully that’s something.

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Using art to make the world a better place

So this is a gentleman who saw something and used art to make it better. In this case, it was over fishing and what he used was the art of sculpture. What makes this story even more amazing is that, he is a fisherman himself.

The article is entitled “An Underwater World of Marble to Amuse and Protect Tuscan Fish” by Jason Horowitz over at the New York Times. Talk about taking things in your own hands.

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Green Librarian

The undamming of America

So the headline of tonight’s post, is also the title of a book that I believe I read many years ago by Elizabeth Grossman. Ever since then, I’ve been a strong believer in the removal of dams.

That said, the article is entitled “How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’ by  over at the New York Times. Meanwhile, I just went ahead and requested the book again to see if it is indeed the one I read.

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Green Librarian

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

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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Green Librarian

 

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