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Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
...tstrip commercial landings. This is true for red snapper
(59% recreational) and gag (56%) in the Gulf of Mexico, red drum in the South Atlantic (93%), and bocaccio on the Pacific coast (87%), among others. "The conventional wisdom is that recreational fishing is a small proportion of the total take, so it...
Scientists find 75 percent of red snapper sold in stores is really some other species
...an 75 percent of fish tested and sold as tasty red snapper
in stores in eight states were other species. How ...ences at UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. "Red snapper
is the most sought-after snapper
species and has the highest prices, and many people, including me, ...
Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish
... protect these species too. Tagging of yellowtail snapper
and black grouper inside the Conch Reef Research Only Area (a small marine reserve off Key Largo) revealed that a majority of the tagged fish tended to stay in the reserve, while others "spilled over" to fishing areas, indicating that these small res...
New marine protected area to safeguard world's largest fish
...ncluding the endangered Nassau grouper, the Mutton snapper
and the Cubera snapper. But perhaps the most awe-inspiring creature in the entire region is the whale shark. The large whale sharks can live to 100 years, grow to 50 feet and weigh as much as 27,000 pounds. Although found in tropical seas throughout ...
Exploring the sights and sounds of a deepwater coral marine protected area off Florida
...elp sustain declining reef fisheries, particularly snapper
and grouper. Research at the Oculina Banks will provide crucial information to aid managers in making decisions about the new MPAs, including whether to extend the closure of the Oculina MPA beyond its current end date in 2004. To see this release wi...
Biologist unlocks secrets of winter survival
...which weighs in at a fifth of an ounce. Or how the snapper
turtle can exist at the bottom of ponds for the duration of the season without coming up for air. In his new book, "Winter World," University of Vermont biologist Bernd Heinrich offers a fascinating look at the amazing adaptability and ingenuity whi...
Mercury associated with risk of heart attack
...areas, while fresh or frozen tuna, marlin, and red snapper
have intermediate concentrations of mercury. Although the consequences of long-time exposure to low concentrations of mercury are poorly understood, past research has suggested that fish from mercury-contaminated sources may predispose people to card...
Overfishing may diminish genetic diversity even when millions of fish remain
...ed: In their work with a population of New Zealand snapper
that was fished down to about 3 million, only one in 10,000 fish was a capable breeder. That means the genetic diversity for a population of a few million fish could be depending on as little as a few hundred fish. If such low ratios are commonplace...
New threat to commercial fishing
...ales preserved from two populations of New Zealand snapper
collected from the 1950s to 1998. One population had been commercially fished since the late 1800s. The other was a 'virgin' population, being subjected to subsistence and recreational fishing only until the scale collection began. Adcock and collea...
Snapping shrimp drown out sonar with bubble-popping trick, described in Science
...Snapping shrimp have one normal claw and one large snapper
claw that can be up to half its body size, making ...ound," Lohse recalled. When the moving part of the snapper
claw snaps into the closed position, a tooth-shaped plunger moves into a niche in the other half of ...