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Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

An international team of scientists compared mainstream bioeconomic theory with the lesser-known “fishing-down” theory, to discover that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.

Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities. The team compared mainstream bioeconomic theory — which policymakers...Show More Summary

Amazon's Biggest Fish Faces Threat of Extinction

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Measuring 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms), it's hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. A recent survey of fishing communities in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, found that the arapaima is already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin. Show More Summary

Mapinguari & Giant Sloth Sightings

In recent years, there has been an increase of supposed Mapinguari sightings in the Amazon River basin of Brazil. In fact, at least one of the new crypto-television productions will be focusing on these encounters. The following information...Show More Summary

The Amazon Basin Drained Through Mexico in the Norian Triassic

Early Mesozoic Southern Mexico-Amazonian connection based on U-Pb ages from detrital zircons: The La Mora Paleo-River in the Mixteca Terrane and its paleogeographic and tectonic implicationsAuthors:Silva-Romo et alAbstract:The La Mora Formation is the oldest Mesozoic floodplain succession in the Mixteca Terrane of Southern Mexico. Show More Summary

Donziger Appeals Chevron RICO Verdict, Briefs Filed in 2nd Cir

Just call it the case that keeps going, and going. And going. Over two decades strong, what started out as a case to protect the indigenous people of the Amazon basin in Ecuador from the destruction resulting from oil exploration, has devolved into a RICO battle that will test......

Evidence of Climate Change in the Late Pleistocene Quaternary Amazon Basin

Biogeochemical indicators of environmental changes from 50 Ka to 10 Ka in a humid region of the Brazilian AmazonAuthors:Cordeiro et alAbstract:We present a geochemical record of a 113.6-cm sediment core (LPT V) from Lagoa da Pata, which is located in the forested upper Rio Negro basin. Show More Summary

Cristian-No! U.S. soccer team won't talk Ronaldo heading into Portugal showdown

So here it comes finally on Sunday: Cristiano Ronaldo versus Team USA, in the scorching humidity of the Amazon basin. It is a game that midfielder Jermaine Jones has called a rematch of the Heat against the Spurs, one of the best players in the world against an American side much better than the sum of its parts.

Bondy's World Cup Diary: Time to dodge mosquitoes and malaria

Got an email from U.S. Soccer Friday reminding me to take my malaria pills before heading to Manaus in the Amazon basin. I don’t have malaria pills, however, so this was not a welcome email.

A New Miocene Neogene Dromomerycine Artiodactyl Suggests Earlier End to South America's 'Splendid Isolation'

New late Miocene dromomerycine artiodactyl from the Amazon Basin: implications for interchange dynamicsAuthors:Prothero et alAbstract:A new dromomerycine palaeomerycid artiodactyl, Surameryx acrensis new genus new species, from upper...Show More Summary

Amazon rainforest survey could improve carbon offset schemes

Carbon offsetting initiatives could be improved with new insights into the make-up of tropical forests, a study suggests. Scientists studying the Amazon Basin have revealed unprecedented detail of the size, age and species of trees across the region by comparing satellite maps with hundreds of field plots. read more

Remote surveillance may increase chance of survival for 'uncontacted' Brazilian tribes

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans. Show More Summary

Amazon Studied to Predict Impact of Climate Change

Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River wetlands. "The research fills...Show More Summary

Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move

The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired scientists to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs or repair damaged deep sea oil rigs.

Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move

The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement in underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships. read more

New & Extremely Rare Species of River Dolphin Discovered in Brazil

Imagine: You are a zoologist on a research expedition, exploring the remote riverine ecosystems in some of the remotest parts of the Brazilian Amazon river basin…You have heard rumors from the local tribes people of a large, strange,...Show More Summary

Happy New Tap-Year!

A new species of tapir has just been discovered in the Amazon basin. Does this mean that all the other undiscovered cryptids, from Bigfoot to Nessie, are therefore real as well?

The Future Of Chocolate

The Future Of Chocolate (via Honey Colony) By Maryam Henein, HoneyColony Original Back in the Mayan age, around 1100 BCE, around the Upper Amazon River Basin, cacao was recognized as a “super” food, traded as a precious currency with a value on par with gold and jewels. By the 17th century…  

A fish that pushes in the wrong direction solves a mystery of animal locomotion

For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors. Show More Summary

Jeff Rich: Watershed

A watershed is the name for an exit point of a basin that collects surface water from rain or melting ice. Many big rivers such as the Mississippi and the Amazon have them. The work is shot on film with either a 4Ã?5 or 8Ã?10 camera Jeff Rich, Fish kill,...

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