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     For the June 13, 2007 Pet Fish Talk Show.
     
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Segment One
Fish in the News. Each week the Bailey Brothers start the Pet Fish Talk Show with some fun and interesting stories about fish in the news.
 
 
Basking Shark The Basking Shark
is the second largest fish in the world, second only to another filter feeder, the Whale Shark. Photo Credit: A. Mojetta. In the book, "Sharks, History and Biology of the Lords of the Sea."
 
Porbeagle Shark The Porbeagle Shark
Officials in Europe voted down proposals to limit fishing for the Porbeagle Shark, which is often used to make fish and chips. Photo Credit: Lisa Natanson, NOAA NMFS.
 
 
Bergen, Norway,
How Fish Conquered the Oceans: Floating Yolks.

Sequence analyses of duplicated yolk genes of bony fishes yield new insights for their successful radiation in the oceans during the early Paleocene period. Scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway have deduced how bony fishes conquered the oceans by duplicating their yolk-producing genes and filling their eggs with the water of life – the degradation of yolk proteins from one of the duplicated genes causes the eggs to fill with vital water and float. This is the major solution realized by extant marine teleosts that showed an unprecedented radiation during the late Cretaceous and early Paleocene Periods. The work is a unique hypothesis that integrates the cellular and molecular physiology of teleost reproduction with their evolutionary and environmental history. "The oceans have not always been filled with fishes as nowadays" says researcher Dr. Roderick Nigel Finn at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway. "To the contrary", Dr Finn says, "the fossil record shows that the ancestors of the bony fishes (teleosts) inhabited fresh water environments for at least 150 million years before they entered the oceans". Click here to read more.

 
The Basking Shark
Second Largest Fish in the World
The basking shark is the second largest fish in the world, second only to another filter feeder, the whale shark. This animal can attain lengths of at least 10 meters (33 feet), but the average size is 7-9 meters. They can weigh up to 4 tons. The shape of its snout is conical and the gill slits extend around the top and bottom of its head. Associated with the gills are structures called gill rakers. These gill rakers are dark and bristle like and are used to catch plankton as water filters through the mouth and over the gills. The basking shark is usually grayish-brown in color and often seems to have a mottled appearance. The caudal (tail) fin has a strong lateral keel and a crescent shape. The teeth in the basking shark are very small and numerous and often number one hundred per row. The teeth themselves have a single conical cusp, are curved backwards and are the same on both the upper and lower jaws. Click here to read more.
 
In the Illinois Waterway
Biologists Hunt for Invasive Fish and Lethal Fish Disease.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its federal, state and regional partners, including Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, will conduct annual search efforts in the Illinois Waterway near from the Chicago suburbs to Havana, Ill., for three species of invasive fish, as well as for lethal fish pathogens. Click here to read more. Special thanks to Randy A. from Peoria, IL, for the link to this story.
 
Billings, Montana,
Wildlife Official OKs Fish Poisoning.
A Fish, Wildlife and Parks regional supervisor has approved the poisoning of brook trout in a stream and three lakes at the headwaters of the Stillwater River to protect a nearby population of pure Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Region 5 supervisor Gary Hammond in Billings issued the decision notice Wednesday, approving the use of the chemical rotenone to eradicate the brook trout. The decision can be appealed to FWP’s director. Click here to read more. Special thanks to Randy A. from Peoria, IL, for the link to this story.
 
In Europe
Legislation to Protect Sharks Fails.
Delegates voted down EU proposals to limit trade in the spiny dogfish, sold in UK fish and chip shops as Huss or rock salmon, and the Porbeagle. Sharks reproduce relatively slowly and reach sexual maturity relatively late, which makes them especially prone to over fishing. After European boats had depleted local Porbeagle stocks during the last century, said Sarah Fowler from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), fishermen turned their attention to the North-West Atlantic. "It took only six years to deplete that fishery; and it has not recovered," she related. This and other factors led to widespread support from bodies such as IUCN for the EU's proposal to list Porbeagles and spiny dogfish on Appendix 2, a bid which was endorsed by the CITES secretariat. Click here to read more. Special thanks to Randy A. from Peoria, IL, for the link to this story.
 
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