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     For the October 22, 2008 Pet Fish Talk Show.
       
In this show the Bailey Brothers talk about the Fish in the News, Nevin's Fishy Factoid, then talk with callers and read questions from listeners.
     
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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.
 
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A Great Sale on Fish Books

From Heather in Point Loma
https://www.ucpress.edu/books/sale/

There is a great sale on many fascinating books in particular:
 
Fascination for Fish
Fish - An Enthusiasts Guide
The Living Bay - A Guide to Monterey Bay
 
I have all of these and they are fantastic!!! The prices are 50 to 75% off so worth looking into.  But the sale ends Oct 30.
Heather
 
Links to "Fish in the News" from Nevin.

Genes Hold Secret Of Survival Of Antarctic 'Antifreeze Fish'
http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ... /10/081016124049.htm
 
Fantastic Photographs Of Fluorescent Fish
http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ... /2008/09/080915210600.htm
 
The disease legacy of our distant ancestors
http://www.newscientist.com/ ... 20026784.100

 
Links to "Fish in the News" from Robert in NJ.
Hi Tom & Nevin, Here are the fish in the News for this week. Your friend, Robert In NJ
 
Goldfish predators are facing big fines
http://new.edp24.co.uk/ ... 3A257
 
Birch Aquarium Has Fish Available For Adoption
http://www.zandavisitor.com/ ... Adoption
 
$26,000 fine for illegal arowanas
http://www.straitstimes.com/ ... 293605.html
 
PREDATOR FISH: 'It got into rivers by accident' 
http://www.nst.com.my/ ... index_html
 
Aquarium water ruled safe after diesel spill
http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/ ... article.html
 
Something Fishy About Comparison Shopping
http://www.pr.com/press-release/112333
 
North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher Exhibits Six Baby Atlantic Guitarfish
http://www.zandavisitor.com/ ... Baby_Atlantic_Guitarfish
 
Squid washing up on Oregon beaches
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/ ... 21.html
 
Marine life helps Earthlings breathe easier
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/ ... id=101275
 
Researcher's fish adventures on National Geographic
http://www.unr.edu/ ... zoneid=40
 
Dolphin deaths double; algae suspected: Experts stumped on what killed 50 in lagoon since May
http://www.floridatoday.com/ ... /news01
 
Struggling fish are increasingly cannibalistic
http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/285241/17/
 
Tropical fish discovered at marine reserve
http://www.3news.co.nz/ ... /64/Default.aspx
 
Tropical fish spotted in Narragansett Bay, oceanography students study species
http://media.www.ramcigar.com/ ... -3490289.shtml
 
Plant-eating Predator To Fight Superweed Is Not Magic Bullet, According To Japanese Knotweed Expert
http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ... 081014092840.htm
 
Fitness In A Changing World: Genetics And Adaptations Of Alaskan Stickleback Fish
http://www.sciencedaily.com/ .. 081010100457.htm
 
Coastal Dead Zones May Benefit Some Species, Scientist Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/ ... /081014134025.htm
 
Special thanks, as usual, to Robert in New Jersey for emailing us these links.
 
A Link to "Fish in the News" from Jourdan in CT.
Hi, ... Here's the link ...
http://dsc.discovery.com/ ... /electric-eel-energy-02.html
 
... I've decided to send stories every two weeks. I hope you enjoy them! Jourdan Cameron P.S. Remember that guppy birth I told you about? Welll, it turns out that a few days later, a second female gave birth!
 
Special thanks, as usual, to Jourdan in Connecticut for emailing us this link.
 
Callers during this Show
Robert in New Jersey calls and talks about his new baby Discus fish and about his unusual breeding trio of one male and two female Angel Fish.
Roshan from Katy, Texas, calls and says he bought an 18" long 30-watt fluorescent blub for his 20-gallon planted aquarium, but his plants still look weak. Roshan also asks about Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, which are a species of Dwarf Cichlids, that are often called Rams.
Evan from Colorado calls and Tom asks him if he has any comments about aquarium lights that might help Roshan. Evan also talks about his new Serpae Tetras. Lastly, Evan says he can't listen to the Live Pet Fish Talk show in iTunes on his new Mac computer, but he can download the archived shows. Does anyone know how to help Evan listen to the live show on his iMac?
 
Brian in Roseville, California, sent us an email.
Hi Tom and Nevin, Sorry to hear that Evan still can't listen to the live show. As you discovered, iTunes works for the podcast, but is not the recommended application to use listen to the live show. Windows Media Player
 
http://www.microsoft.com/ ... /default.aspx
 
VLC
 
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

should work. With Windows Media Player installed on the Macintosh, these steps should work:
 
1. Right click on the link to the live show in the PFT Listening Guide.
 
http://www.petfishtalk.com/scripts/liveshow/liveshow.asx
 
Left click on Copy Shortcut. Open the Windows Media Player. (It's probably in your dock.) Left click on File, then left click on Open URL. Paste the copied URL and click OK. If that doesn't work, try the MMS feed for the show instead of the asx file from above. I've determined that it is:
 
mms://67.19.105.106:8080/fishtalk2
 
(Tom and Nevin, please correct this if it isn't right!)
 
that should work in VLC, Windows Media Player, and in iTunes. To get it to work in iTunes, follow these steps (Flip4Mac required): Make sure the Flip4Mac plug-in is installed -- this will allow you to play the streaming .mms URL in QuickTime. Open QuickTime Player, then use File: Open URL (or just hit Command-U). Type in your URL -- mms://67.19.105.106:8080/fishtalk2 (Pet Fish Talk), then click OK. The URL will take a while to open; be patient, let it buffer as needed. Save the stream as a .mov file using File: Save As, etc. Just save it to your Desktop as an ordinary .mov file; name it as you'd like. Drag the .mov file you just created into your iTunes Library. Play the movie file in iTunes. It will again take some time to buffer and stream, and it will not show up in iTunes as a streaming radio URL, but it will play as one. I would test these steps out, except that it is Tuesday, and I don't normally have access to my mac from 1:00 to 3:00 on Wednesday to verify it.
 
Brian
Roseville, CA
 
Hi Brian, thank you for your email and for the helpful details about how to listen to PFT live on a Mac. We should have remembered to recommended that Evan try WMP!! Thanks for reminding us and for all the other details. By the way here is another link to the download for WMP for the Macs with OSX, like Evan's.
 
http://www.apple.com/ ... windowsmediaplayerformacosx.html
 
and this link seems to work better for us.
 
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