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Test your nerves against sport fish in Himachal


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) If you are an angler and want to test your nerves against sport fish in one of the largest man-made wetlands in the foothills of the ... Read more...

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Over 200 fish species get Malayalam names


September 30th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (IANS) More than 200 varieties of fresh water fish in Kerala were Friday re-christened with vernacular names in an effort to maintain a data base of ... Read more...

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Kerala’s fish varieties to get Malayalam names


September 25th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) The 250-odd types of freshwater fish found in Kerala will soon get Malayalam names.Scientists, naturalists and local fishermen in Kerala will come together Sep 30 for ... Read more...

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Floods affect Himachal’s trout breeding


September 5th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 5 (IANS) Trout breeding in Himachal Pradesh will take a Rs.1.5 crore hit, estimates say, as a large number of private farms, known for rearing high-quality ... Read more...

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China’s aquatic diversity in danger: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Apr.6 (ANI): Almost 70 percent of fish resources in the Pearl River, China's third longest river, is under threat due to excessive damming, experts have warned.Estimates suggest that more than 260 ... Read more...

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World’s biggest freshwater fish caught by a woman


November 19th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A Brit angler has caught the world's biggest freshwater fish in Canada's Fraser River.43-year-old Jo Green took more than two hours to reel in the 25-stone, 8ft 4ins ... Read more...

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Time to focus on freshwater fish, is India listening?


October 25th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 25 (IANS) Fishermen and policymakers alike are worried because many marine fisheries have lost 90 percent of their stocks. What is often forgotten is that inland freshwater ... Read more...

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British TV show host hooks croc-eating giant piranha


October 21st, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Jeremy Wade, a 52-year-old British angler and TV show host, hooked a Goliath Tiger fish, a ferocious crocodile-eating, five-foot-long freshwater specimen, during a fishing expedition up the Congo ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wood eating catfish discovered in Amazon


October 8th, 2010 - 3:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New specie of catfish discovered in the Amazon, which eats wood. The new specie was discovered by freshwater scientist Paulo Petry in the Fitzgarad arch which is located at the Peruvian side ... Read more...

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Brit woman is world’s fastest texter typing 26-word message in 25 secs


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): A British woman has become the world's fastest texter after she sent a tongue-twisting 26-word message in just 25 seconds.Melissa Thompson, 27, wrote the message- "The razor-toothed piranhas ... Read more...

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Gr8: Briton smashes world texting record


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A British woman has smashed the world record for typing the fastest text message. Melissa Thompson, 27, wrote a passage in just under 26 seconds, shaving off nearly ... Read more...

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One in five Brit kids have never climbed a tree, visited a farm


August 16th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): A survey has revealed that one in five British children have never climbed a tree or visited a farm.The survey also found that two out of five have ... Read more...

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World’s largest freshwater fish faces extinction threat


July 29th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The survival of some of the world's largest freshwater fish - including a giant catfish - is threatened by a series of hydro-power dams planned for the Mekong ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fish conservation becomes popular in Uttarakhand


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Banghat (Uttarakhand), June 3 (ANI): Several villages in Uttrakhand's Banghat region have been seeing improvement in their economies through their conservation efforts of the freshwater fish, the Golden Mahseer.The fish used ... Read more...

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Fish diet may have given our brain its cutting edge


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Two million years ago, humans began eating crocodiles, turtles and fish - a diet that could have given our brains its cutting edge, research says. In what is the ... Read more...

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Aquatic diet of early humans behind evolution of brain


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Aquatic foods such as fish, crocodiles and turtles, which early humans began eating two million years ago, could have played an important role in the evolution of human ... Read more...

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Lake-bed trails reveal ancient fish used to bottom feed


May 7th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An Emory paleontologist has found that trails etched out in lake bed could reveal how ancient fish used to live.Anthony Martin found that wavy lines and squiggles etched ... Read more...

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Scientists use zebrafish to study Parkinson’s disease


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington April 23 (ANI): Scientists have recently developed a zebrafish model for Parkinson's disease that can be used for understanding the mechanism underlying its development.The knowledge gained will be helpful for ... Read more...

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Pit wits against game fish in Himachal


March 7th, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is organising a unique contest for anglers who wish to pit their wits against the golden mahseer - a game fish.The state Fisheries Department, ... Read more...

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Invasive alien species threaten Pacific region, says study


February 19th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Suva (Fiji), Feb 19 (IANS) Fiji and other countries in the Pacific region are facing a serious threat from alien invasive species, the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), an association of scientists ... Read more...

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Ecology shapes evolution, but reverse also holds true


February 5th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that not only ecology shapes evolution, but the reverse also holds true.While it is clear to ecologists that an ecosystem shapes the evolution ... Read more...

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Fish-killing virus now found in all Great Lakes in US


January 28th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Reports indicate that a deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005, has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, ... Read more...

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San Fransisco, CA man sentenced to jail for smuggling endangered fish


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO (BNO NEWS) – San Francisco man on Thursday was sentenced to prison for smuggling and selling endangered species, prosecutors said on Friday.Bai Lin Huang, 49, was sentenced to one year ... Read more...

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‘Fish memory lasts much more than three seconds’


January 15th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15 (ANI): The belief that fish have a short memory is wrong, say Australian researchers.They say that fish have a memory that lasts much more than three seconds and are ... Read more...

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Study offers insight into evolution of fish gills


January 14th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 14 (ANI): Biologists appear to be one step closer in solving the mystery behind the evolution of fish gills after researchers observed that regulating chemicals in their bodies may be ... Read more...

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Giant Amazon arapaima fish may be threatened by overfishing


January 5th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that the arapaima, a giant species of fish that lurks in the Amazon river, may be threatened by overfishing.According to a report by BBC News, studies ... Read more...

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Cigarette butts found toxic to saltwater and freshwater fish


November 20th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A single cigarette butt is enough to kill 50 percent of fish in ponds, lakes, streams and the ocean, reveals a new study.The research team led by Elli ... Read more...

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Mercury levels ’similar in kids with, without autism’


October 20th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Typically developing kids and children with autism have similar levels of mercury in their blood streams, a new study has found.Mercury is a heavy metal found in other ... Read more...

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One of the world’s largest freshwater fish on the verge of extinction


September 30th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that the giant Chinese paddlefish, which is one of the world's largest freshwater fish, is on the verge of going extinct.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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‘Robofish’ take to the water to monitor environmental contaminants


August 31st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 31 (ANI): MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists in the US have developed a school of small robotic fish, which are equipped with sensors to monitor oil spills or other ... Read more...

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Hundreds of new species discovered in the Himalayas


August 11th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Over 350 new species, including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year-old gecko, have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, according to a World ... Read more...

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“Flying frog” and world’s smallest deer discovered in Eastern Himalayas


August 11th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered over 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year old gecko in the Eastern Himalayas.The new species include ... Read more...

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New Nepal wildlife discovery boosts yeti fantasies


August 10th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost 50 years after an expedition by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary to track down the elusive yeti of the Himalayas failed, there is fresh hope ... Read more...

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Once fish evolve into top predators, they evolve more slowly


July 29th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that once fish evolve the size and speed needed to become top predators, natural selection keeps them in an evolutionary holding pattern, that ... Read more...

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11yr-old English schoolgirl becomes biggest freshwater fish-catching child in Europe


July 16th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): An 11-year-old English schoolgirl has broken the record for the biggest freshwater fish caught by a child in Europe by hooking a nearly 9ft long catfish, more than ... Read more...

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