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Queensland, Australia Woman Forces Lungfish to Breathe Air in Daring Rescue

Sasha Ambrose of Gympie, Queensland has earned her 15 minutes of fame, plus a bit more. Sasha rescued an Australian lungfish from flood waters that had carried it into a hotel … Continue reading

March 5, 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

Fish Festival of the Week: Apollo Bay Seafood Festival Australia & Smelt Derby USA

The seafood festival of the week is two festivals.  Both are one day events, held this Saturday (23 February).  For adults, Beel recommends the Apollo Seafood Festival, especially if you’re … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

It Must Suck Being a Tuna in Australia

The world of Facebook was all atwitter, so to speak.  Australian boxer Danny Green posted this photograph on his Facebook page.  The photograph of Danny, with a tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tunarama Festival, Australia

Okay, okay, Beel totally missed this one.  The 54th Tunarama Festival wrapped up last weekend in Port Lincoln, South Australia.  The festival celebrates the tuna fishery, which is of importance to … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Google Searches and Patterns in Interest in Shark Conservation, Shark Finning, and Shark Fishing,

In the last year there has been considerable controversy regarding overfishing of sharks and the practice of shark finning.  These were, and remain, hot fishery conservation topics.  To put this … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Australian Marine Fisheries: Few Species Show Evidence of Overfishing

  Each year, the Australian Government releases a report, prepared by independent fishery biologists, that documents the status of fish stocks and fisheries managed by the government.  The results for 2011 … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is The Sea Cucumber A Keystone Species?

Ecologists refer to species with wide-ranging effects in an ecosystem as keystone species:  in reference, of course, to the keystone in a masonry arch.  For years, corals have been recognized … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Better Get Your Umbrella: It Looks Like Fish

Beel loves fish festivals, so Beel loves the Festival de la Lluvia de Peces (Festival of the Rain of Fishes), held May through July in Yoro, Honduras since 1998.  Pretty much … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

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