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Fish, Fisheries and Queryomics

Red-faced Man Guilty of Molesting Great White Shark

Beel loves the headline of a Discovery News article about South African Leon Bekker, who recently was convicted of capturing a great white shark (see above).  The headline:  “Man Sentenced … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Massachusetts Moves to Ban the Ex-lax Fish

Woo hoo, says Beel.  More mislabeled fish. Last year, a series of reports by the Boston Globe demonstrated widespread mislabeling of seafood sold in local markets and restaurants. Now, the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Mislabeled Fish: Fake Shark Fin Soup Is Poisonous

An investigative report by CCTV Focus, broadcast last week, revealed that restaurants in several Chinese cities, including Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Fujian are serving artificial ‘shark fins’ made from mung bean starch, gelatine, … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hey Kiwis, Don’t Eat the Dead Fish!

Investigation of the mass death of snapper Pagrus auratus continues in New Zealand.  Fish, primarily snapper, first began washing ashore on the beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula on New Year’s … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The British Discover Their Feet: Fish Pedicures To The Rescue

Four or five years ago, or so, a number of spas in the USA began offering fish pedicure treatments.  These treatments, imported from the Middle East, use a small minnow … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fugu. And Google, Too

Fugu, a dish prepared from the pufferfish shows up in the news from time to time, as in the recent article, “How the puffer fish gets you high, zombifies you, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Measuring Interest in Shark Attacks With Google

In recent weeks and months, there have been a number of well publicized shark attacks, in the USA, Australia, and South Africa. Beel’s general sense of this is there are more … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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