Tag: Salmon

What We Learned in Science News in 2019

It’s not easy to say that any particular space or astronomy development was the most important in a given year. But if we had to choose some highlights, we’d opt for these unforgettable events and findings. ImageA tangled mass of articulated fish fossils uncovered in North Dakota. The site appears to date to the day […]

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At the Edge of the World, a New Battleground for the U.S. and China

TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands — The mere existence of the Faroe Islands is a wonder. Tall peaks of snow-patched volcanic rock jut out from the North Atlantic Ocean. Steep cliffs plunge into the deep waters of narrow fjords. The remote collection of 18 small islands, which sit between Iceland and Norway, is known for a robust […]

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Octopus catches bald eagle in death grip but salmon farmers help bird survive

A team of salmon farmers are feeling pretty proud after they were able to rescue a bald eagle from an octopus off the northwest tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island. The group was returning to their float house when they heard screeching and splashing sounds last Monday, according to salmon farmer John Ilett. After investigating the […]

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A Silicon Valley Disruption for Birds That Gorge on Endangered Fish

DON EDWARDS SAN FRANCISCO BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Calif. — If you took a short kayak trip a few years ago to tiny islands nested in former salt ponds near Silicon Valley, you would have found plastic bird decoys all over. With their snowy white bodies, black crowns and sharp red bills, the decoys looked […]

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Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds

“If you can find me a better place than Kamchatka on this earth, I will argue with you!” exclaimed Alexei Ozerov, the exuberant chief volcanologist on the entrancing peninsula hanging off Russia’s Pacific Coast. Leaping from behind his cluttered desk at the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, he tore a tabletop globe from its stand […]

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How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’

NORTH FORK, Idaho — The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, one of the wildest rivers in the contiguous United States, is prime fish habitat. Cold, clear waters from melting snow tumble out of the Salmon River Mountains and into the boulder-strewn river, which is federally protected. The last of the spawning spring-summer Chinook salmon […]

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How the Family Behind Heath Ceramics Fishes — and Cooks — Summer Salmon

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Every summer, Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic pause their roles as co-owners of the iconic Bay Area-based pottery […]

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Wild Salmon Season Is Here

Fish, like everything else we eat, is seasonal. I generally don’t eat tomatoes or peppers out of season. Similarly, I prefer to wait for salmon season, which usually runs from late spring through late summer. Call me a snob, but farmed salmon doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing. Consider it an annual splurge. […]

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