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From the cartoonist from Adventure Time. So awesome.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov 3 (Reuters) - The size of wild shrimp hauls off the southern Atlantic coast have plunged in recent months as a parasite has made it harder for the creatures to breathe, according to state wildlife officials in Georgia and South Carolina. Experts said they believe black gill disease, caused by a tiny parasite, contributed to a die-off of white shrimp between August and October, typically the prime catch season. The disease does not kill shrimp directly but hurts their endurance and makes them more vulnerable to predators. “It’s like the shrimp are smoking three packs of cigarettes a day, and now they’re having to go run a marathon,” said Mel Bell, director of South Carolina’s Office of Fisheries Management. “Shrimpers are reporting to us that they dump the bag on the deck, and the shrimp are just dead.” South Carolina shrimpers hauled in 44,000 pounds of shrimp in September, less than 6 percent of the September, 2012 catch of more than 750,000 pounds, Bell said. The August take was down nearly 75 percent from the same month the previous year, he said. Georgia shrimpers have caught fewer than half the number they usually catch in August, September and October, said Patrick Geer, chief of marine fisheries for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Wild-caught shrimp generate $6 million to $8-million in annual revenue in South Carolina and about $12 million a year in Georgia, officials said. Bell said the shrimp is safe to eat as long as it has not spoiled. The parasite is only on its gills, which come off when the head is removed for human consumption. A shrimp company operator in Florida said she had not seen black gill disease there this year. “We have seen it in the past in Florida, but it’s when the shrimp in Georgia have moved down,” said Marilyn Solorzano, who operates Miss Marilyn Louise Shrimp Co. on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. “There haven’t been enough shrimp in Georgia this year to move down to Florida,” she said. Researchers in Georgia are studying the life cycle of the parasite that causes black gill disease in hopes of finding a way to combat it, Geer said. Officials blamed drought for earlier outbreaks in the last decade, but this year the U.S. Southeast saw record rainfall. Too much rain changed water salinity and upset the delicate balance of salt and fresh water in the creeks where shrimp grow up, Bell said. “When the shrimp are stressed, they’re susceptible to being infected with the parasite,” he said. Wildlife agency officials in Georgia will meet with the state’s shrimp association this month to determine just how bad the crop has been. If data indicate a major decline, Georgia will apply for relief funds from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Geer said. South Carolina officials have not determined whether to seek disaster relief, Bell said. Tommy Edwards, a veteran shrimper in Charleston, said he is barely getting by. “I’m not making any money,” said Edwards, 52.
I find it interesting that they are focusing on the black gill problem looking at the parasite. Instead of looking at how to better readjust how much water gets into the stream that they start in, what quality it is, etc. Would more mitigation of storm water help to solve this issue?
New favourite superheroes.
will reblog every time. So badass.
8 Fruits and Vegetables to Keep Your Dog Happy n’ Healthy
Whether you feed your dog fresh fruit or vegetable slices as a snack or are incorporating some into their existing commercial dog food, you can rest assure that your dog will be getting important vitamins and minerals needed to be healthy. If your dog is new to eating fruits and vegetables, sit with him and enjoy an apple or cucumber together. Don’t share taking bites back and forth — unless you really, really want to! — instead, share thin slices. Since dogs tend to eat fast and not chew their food like we do, put a slice in your mouth first and chew slowly, then calmly give your dog a slice while indicating to him verbally to eat it slow. There’s a chance he may just do it!
Here is a list of 8 fruits and vegetables to keep your dog happy and healthy:
1. Apples are an excellent fruit choice for your dog’s health and a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. Make sure to not give the seeds or core because they could be chocking hazards. Best of all, juicy apple slices clean residue and build-up on a dog’s teeth.
2. Carrots are high in beta carotene and loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, while also high in potassium and fiber. Good for skin, eyesight, and for cleaning teeth and gums.
3. Sweet Potatoes. Heart-healthy and easy on the digestive tract, sweet potatoescontain more nutrients than white potatoes. They are great for weight management and contributes to lowering blood pressure. High in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and B-vitamins.
4. Celery is rich in many vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, and calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and sodium. This vegetable improves heart health and can lower blood pressure while helping to fight cancer. Bonus: celery freshens doggie breath!
5. Watermelon is made up of 92% water. Therefore, it’s excellent for hydration and skin! Watermelon is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium.
6. Green Beans make a fantastic low calorie and filling snack. A great source of natural plant fiber and high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
7. Bok Choy contains calcium for healthy, strong bones and teeth, and is good for the heart while protecting against cancer. This low calorie veggie is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, and potassium. What is bok choy? It’s a type of Chinese cabbage with thick white or green stems filled with water and green leafy tops.
8. Pumpkin is a low calorie food rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. About one cup of cooked pumpkin contains 3 grams of filling fiber.
Feed these fruits and vegetables to your dog raw, or slightly steamed is okay, as long as you do not add any seasonings or oils. Dogs don’t chew their food like we do and will likely swallow foods whole, so it is best to give them fruits and vegetables either thinly sliced, chopped well, or even pureed.
We are going to have a healthy old chill ass dog next year.
In the spirit of Deep Creek. Iva Bell Hot Springs, Cascade Valley, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada
how lovely this looks
someone please take me here
What events will jar us into realizing we need to shift our water management style? Our high capacity to ignore big, observable facts gives preference to how things used to be over how things ought to be—and that won’t work on the road ahead.
Just saw a presentation by this guy last night discussing water issues and we need to start doing instead of just planning. Really interesting stuff.
by Asam Ahmad
Today is National Coming Out Day. According to my Facebook feed, apparently this means I am supposed to encourage all my friends who are not “out” to stop living a life of shame and fear and secrecy and LIES and finally be who they really truly are and were meant to be. Once they do this, they will be welcomed into a liberatory utopia where racism and sexism and ableism and classism are not a thing, and be able to buy that brownhouse in Connecticut they’ve always wanted with a gay partner who looks just like them and host gay dinner parties and have a gay poodle and be really really gay like, all the time.
Not. We have a single narrative about what it means to be queer. This usually involves sitting your whole family down and announcing to them your “true” identity, because apparently your true identity is nothing more than a revelation of what you do with your genitals and who you do it with. Nowadays this is also supposed to include your friends, teachers from pre-K to university professors, everyone you have ever had an interaction with in your life ever, and of course all of the social networking platforms you can mobilize to help you become the most liberated you there is. And apparently, this is also supposed to be a one-time thing, as if queerness and our relationship to our visibilities as queers is not always being negotiated and renegotiated.