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Is Angela Merkel a Red Herring?

The picture and caption above are from a recent article, “How Can a Smelly Fish Help You Avoid the Truth? ,” that discusses the origin of the phrase “red herring.”  Beel … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kmart and the Dead Shark: Lessons to be Learned from the British Horse Meat Scandal

Last week there was extensive reporting on the death of a white tip shark that had been flown to California to star in a Kmart commercial.  News of this began … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s Fish McBites Contain Seahorse Meat: A new Urban Legend

Beel loves it! CBS News recently reported “Fish McBites fail to spark McDonald’s sales.”  Well of course they failed, they’re terrible (see Beel’s review). Anyway, Beel got all over this with … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texas Aims to Ban Shark Fins: Legislature Hears Compelling Testimony

Well, says Beel, Texas is known for leaving no child behind.  Evidently that has morphed into leave no issue behind. Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, whose district includes Galveston, has … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pinocchio Tarpon Tournament Series, According to Save the Tarpon

Beel loves big fish, fish festivals, and good times- like shindigs.  But Beel also loves a dog fight. The Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) has been caught up in a … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Professional Tarpon Tournament Series: A Case History of Catastrophically Poor Public Relations

Woo hoo, says Beel!  If you ever want a case history of how not to exploit a public resource for personal profit, you need to study the Professional Tarpon Tournament … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indonesian Sanctuary for Sharks and Manta Rays: Is it really for Conservation?

The Jarkata Globe, Indonesia, reported last Wednesday that Indonesia had announced establishment of a new shark and manta ray sanctuary to protect these ecologically important species. The story has by … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Florida Couple Busted for Selling Shark Pups

They’re so adorable, says Beel!  Who would be involved in illegal sales of such cuties? According to a story on a Federal Grand Jury handed down a sealed indictment … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giant Goldfish Will not Take over Lake Tahoe, USA

Captures of several large specimens of goldfish Carassius auratus in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, USA have been blow way out of proportion. Unquestionably, the fish result from aquarium releases.  This is … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Do Australians Stab Each Other with Swordfish Bills?

Beel recently recounted the September 2006 case of a Darwin, NT, Australia man who had been stabbed with a swordfish bill. This type of attack is more common in Australia … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Risky Business: Ocean Ramsey Swimming with a Great White Shark

Ocean Ramsey has gotten a lot of press lately for a video and photographs showing her swimming with a great white shark Carcharodon carcharias.  The video and photographs are a … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Russian Fish Snacks

A short while back, Beel was traveling across the country and stopped for dinner at a Russian restaurant.  Even though Beel’s last outing with pickled herring ended badly, Beel took … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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