THIS STORY about a man and fish (a shortraker rockfish, Sebastes borealis) started as a little local news spot in the Daily Sitka Sentinel in late June – man catches record-breaking 39.08-pound rockfish! Could be 200 years old! [Update 7/8/2013 -- The Alaska Dispatch reported Friday that Alaska Fish and Game determined the fish was only 64 years old. -- Thanks to Benjamin Walther for the tip.] It suddenly blew up into a wide-release...
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Want to stem biodiversity loss, enhance fresh water supplies, curtail climate change AND improve people’s lives? Then change modern agriculture.
Are human choices redefining the fitness of an ancient survival strategy?
Eighteen ecologists weigh in on new data in a Forum in Ecology.
Jason Pittman loves teaching preK-6th grade science. He’s won a bunch of teaching awards. And he’s leaving — exhausted by the unending groveling for funding.