Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Lionfish Cookbook

Image licensed under Creative Commons by BONGURI

The Lionfish Cookbook: No, we're not kidding. Just see the link to the News Daily article below. Seems that the Lionfish invasion of the waters off Florida have become a problem. So much so that they actually wrote a cook book with 45 recipes for these beauties. They claim the delicacy is safe (except for the spines) and delicious. We expect a good export business to Japanese fish markets...

You may pre-purchase a copy of The Lionfish Cook Book from the Amazon Carousel below.  Thank You.

FOM: "Eat 'Em" Stratagem for Lionfish Invasion in Florida (REUTERS), Lionfish (Wikipedia), Pterois volitans (Wikipedia), Pterois volitans (FishBase), Pterois volitans in the Encyclopedia of Life, Pterois volitans information page from the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010


Bee Beard 2 image licensed under Creative Commons by Max xx

Huggle: The VERY unfortunate conflation of honey and smuggle. Some executives have actually been charged with the allegations of honey smuggling and tainting it with antibiotics*. One might be tempted to conclude that now the honey supply cannot be trusted much like the egg and dairy supply...

Can you imagine what the agency phone call was like? Riinnnggg: Hello, Special Crimes Unit, Bee and Honey Division. Actually, when that phone rings it sounds like a buzzing bee...

FOM: * US Indicts 11 Executives with Honey Smuggling (from BBC News), Honey, Honey Bee (from Wikipedia), Smuggling (from the Wikipedia), Memorandum from Senator Chuck Schumer on Honey

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mammalodon colliveri

Mammalodon colliveri Ancient toothed-whale recently hypothesized to have subsisted by sucking mud from the sea bottom.

Mammalodon colliveris (in visWiki)

Ancient whale sucked mud for food

Australian Fossil Unlocks Secrets to the Origin of Whales

Erich M.G. Fitzgerald. The morphology and systematics of Mammalodon colliveri (Cetacea: Mysticeti), a toothed mysticete from the Oligocene of Australia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2010; DOI:

The morphology and systematics of Mammalodon colliveri (Cetacea: Mysticeti), a toothed mysticete from the Oligocene of Australia
1 School of Geosciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia 2 Museum Victoria, GPO Box 666, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia 3 Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, NHB MRC 108, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Painting by Carl Buell on flickr

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Sinornithosaurus milleni image licensed under Creative Commons by Cryptonaut

Sinornithosaurus Recently hypothesized (as) venomous dinosaur - due to the finding that its teeth/fangs are/were grooved. (Still, impossible to prove...sorry to say...).

FOM: Bird-like dinosaur was 'venomous'

Poisonous Prehistoric 'Raptor' Discovered in China

University of Kansas (2009, December 22). Poisonous prehistoric 'raptor' discovered in China. ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 27, 2009, from­ /releases/2009/12/091221212630.htm

Sinornithosaurus Pictures

Sinornithosaurus - Wikispecies

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Manta alfredi

Image licensed under Creative Commons by John_Brennan.

Manta alfredi: Current name of the new giant manta ray species, appears to be located mainly in the Pacific. Not yet listed in FishBase. Did the species split in two?

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Dasyatis microps

Dasyatis microps: Scientific name of the extremely rare giant sting ray species. Caught on film for the first time.

FOM: First film of a 'giant' stingray, Dasyatis microps and Elasmobranchii.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Conalateral or Conulateral

Conalateral / Conulateral: The conceptual collision arising from Biolateral and conundrum with conative. As mentioned in our Biolateral (posting), how does society then support the individuals facing reduced or non-existent income due to reduced fishing and stocks or an outright ban? Would society offer them permanent unemployment insurance as a collateral consequence of these/this actions? The conundrum here is how to meet these needs...

FOM: Cap-and-Trade for Seafood Industry May be Next, Tuna ban 'justified' by science, Sea Fish in Decline,, Greenpeace Oceans and Depleting Marine Stocks.

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Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009.


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Biolateral: The conceptual collision of biology and collateral. The growing (?) awareness that humanity had better start treating the world's depleting stocks of food organisms (tuna, cod, shrimp...) like a form of collateral - to be used only in preciously allotted quantities at a time. Or else... those stocks may not be available for use and consumption at a future well as those organisms that are associated with them...

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Revised/Updated: Sunday, November 8, 2009. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Monday, November 16, 2009. Friday, December 11, 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009

For Friday, August 14, 2009

Cyanistes caeruleus

Cyanistes caeruleus (EOL Link)



Parasite infects Atlantic finches

Trichomonas gallinae (Warning! You may find the image associated with this Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources Link disturbing. We certainly did – and we are professionals.).

Carduelis tristis

Carpodacus purpureus,1607,7-153-10370_12150_12220-27288--,00.html

To Manage A Fishery, You Must Know How The Fish Die

New Life Histories Emerge For Invasive Wasps, Magnify Ecological Harm

White Tea Could Keep You Healthy And Looking Young

White tea

Black Tea May Fight Diabetes

Black tea

12 surprising signs you’ll live to 100

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Coming Drought in India/Asia and More for Thursday, August 13, 2009

World population to hit 7 billion in 2011

Lasting benefits seen in gene therapy for blindness (Reuters)

India's water use 'unsustainable'

Australia emissions plan rejected

Atlantic hurricanes 'at 1,000-year high'

Wikipedia List of Atlantic Hurricane Seasons

Conserving Big Cats Works: South African Leopard Field Study Yields Encouraging Results

Panthera pardus

Panthera pardus pardus (EOL Link)

Australia camel cull sparks woe


Breeding like...Rise in rabbit numbers

Have scientists solved mystery of why flamingos stand on one leg?


Radio tags reveal secrets of roadrunners


Synthetic Derivative Of Kudzu Vine Can Reduce Drinking And Prevent Relapse

Daidzin (Unsponsored link to Chemblink site)

GMA: Tainted Fruit - Produce and Pesticide Residue

Anthrax Bacteria Conspire With Viruses To Stay Alive

Bacillus anthracis

Martian Methane: Red Planet Not So Dormant

Martian life appears less likely, study reveals


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DRTB & MS Reversed and More for Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Drug-resistant TB Could Become Widespread

Multiple Sclerosis Reversed In Mice


First Wi-Fi pacemaker in U.S. gives patient freedom

First Standard Graphical Notation For Biology

Le Novère N, Hucka M, Mi H, Moodie S, Shreiber F, Sorokin A, Demir E, Wegner K, Aladjem M, Wimalaratne S, Bergman FT, Gauges R, Ghazal P, H Kawaji, Li L, Matsuoka Y, Villéger A, Boyd SE, Calzone L, Courtot M, Dogrusoz U, Freeman T, Funahashi A, Ghosh S, Jouraku A, Kim S, Kolpakov F, Luna A, Sahle S, Schmidt E, Watterson S, Goryanin I, Kell DB, Sander C, Sauro H, Snoep JL, Kohn K, Kitano H. The Systems Biology Graphical Notation. Nature Biotechnology, 2009; 27 (8) DOI:

Humans 'Damaging The Oceans' In Profound Ways

Himalayan treasures threatened (Slide show from the BBC News site)

Stowaway mosquitoes threaten Galapagos wildlife

Galápagos Islands

Woodlands Suffer Large-scale Biodiversity Loss

Bipedal Humans Came Down From The Trees

'Taste test' for Neanderthal DNA

Homo neanderthalensis (Wikipedia has added new image of Neanderthal child reconstruction)

When Did Humans Return After Last Ice Age?

Cheddar Gorge

Killer whales visit 'social clubs'

Orcinus orca

Orcinus orca (EOL Link)

Elephant rescued from drainage hole

Texting cows help wildlife study

'Alien-like' scenes of tadpoles feasting are caught on camera

Leptodactylus fallax

Leptodactylus fallax (IUCN Red List link – Critically Endangered)

Cleaner Seine brings wild salmon back to French capital

Salmo salar

Zombie ants controlled by fungus

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis

Ocean Health Plays Vital Role In Coral Reef Recovery

Making a national tree database

Giant 'meat-eating' plant found

Nepenthes philippinensis

Discovering Soybean Plants Resistant To Aphids And A New Aphid

Potato Blight Plight Looks Promising For Food Security

Understanding How Weeds Are Resistant To Herbicides

Meteorite Found On Mars Yields Clues About Planet's Past (…Mars had a significant atmosphere…)


Monday, August 10, 2009

LCROSS Points to Life Detection on Other Planets and New Himalayas Species and More for Monday, August 10, 2009

LCROSS Spacecraft Detects Life On Earth

LCROSS (Wiki Link)

Bonn hosts climate change talks

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Wiki Link)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Website)

Psychological Factors Help Explain Slow Reaction To Global Warming

'Motion Picture' Of Past Warming Paves Way For Snapshots Of Future Climate Change

Global Warming

Climate-caused Biodiversity Booms And Busts In Ancient Plants And Mammals

Ozone Depletion Reduces Ocean Carbon Uptake

Ozone depletion

Carbon sink

Wastewater Produces Electricity And Desalinates Water

Orangutans Make Musical Instrument;_ylt=Aoq8ShvIDyusRoE_LV.PwBYPLBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTNkaGgzYThzBGFzc2V0A2xpdmVzY2llbmNlLzIwMDkwODEwL29yYW5ndXRhbnNtYWtlbXVzaWNhbGluc3RydW1lbnQEY3BvcwM0BHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl9oZ

Greater Yellowstone Elk Suffer Worse Nutrition And Lower Birth Rates Due To Wolves

Yellowstone National Park

Cervus canadensis

Canis lupus

Canis lupus (EOL Link)

Is Bat White-nose Syndrome An Emerging Fungal Pathogen?

White-nose syndrome

Scottish species reach new heights

Mary Had A Lot Of Lambs: Researchers Identify Way To Accelerate Sheep Breeding

Ovis aries

Ovis aries (EOL Link)

Flying frog among 353 new Himalayan species: WWF;_ylt=AvzzLle_EJmbbqWQt6NiSc.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTMxZmpoOGljBGFzc2V0A2FmcC8yMDA5MDgxMC9hc2lhZW52aXJvbm1lbnR3aWxkbGlmZXd3ZmhpbWFsYXlhcwRwb3MDNQRzZWMDeW5fbW9zdF9wb3B1bGFyBHNsawNmbHlpb

Invasive Species Threaten Critical Habitats, Oyster Among Victims

Links Between Nerve Roots And Plant Roots

New Cancer Drug Delivery System Is Effective And Reversible

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Melting Arctic and More Bad Extinction News and More for Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chemists Discover Ozone-boosting Reaction

Ozone Layer


Prominent Rainfall Feature Creeping Northward

Climate fixes 'pose drought risk'

Extinction hits 'whole families'


Looking Different 'Helps Animals To Survive'

Smart rook shows that ancient fable might be based on fact

Corvus frugilegus

Corvus frugilegus (EOL Link)

Smuggled tortoise numbers on the rise

Douglas-fir, Geoducks Make Strange Bedfellows In Studying Climate Change

Panopea abrupta

Panopea abrupta (EOL Link)