Feedback and Notes

 No Gods

Latest Activity

Mrs.B left a comment for Sigil
"Hope to see you in some groups."
43 minutes ago
Mrs.B commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Terribly infected!"
3 hours ago
Doone commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Describe this idiot's life in a few words, Mucksters?"
3 hours ago
Doone commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Jesus Christ, they are Christ Trumps and Scottish Frederick Trump (born Friedrich Trump;…"
3 hours ago
Stephen commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Brexit news: Tories round on Luxembourg PM for an attack on conference no-show Boris Johnson Tory…"
4 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Could also have something to do with avoiding military service. Who knows what Germany was like…"
4 hours ago
Stephen commented on Stephen's group Secularism in the UK and Europe.and all those lucky places that doesnt have Trump as its leader
6 hours ago
Stephen commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
6 hours ago
Stephen commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Wow, he must have been a real creepy pimp to have lost he's German citizenship."
6 hours ago
Doone commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Canadian Trump " Donald Trump’s grandfather—not his father—emigrated from…"
10 hours ago
Ana Pirs replied to Sydni Moser's discussion The Basics: 6 Nutrients Every Vegetarian Needs in the group Vegetarian and Vegan Atheists
"Hi!  I found good recipe with sesame seeds for morning... Sesame Milk With Honeyneed only…"
14 hours ago
Stephen left a comment for Jen Mercer
"Happy birthday Jen. Enjoy your day"
17 hours ago
Stephen left a comment for Jason
"Happy birthday Jason. Have a great day"
17 hours ago
Stephen left a comment for Jamie
"Happy birthday Jamie. Have a great day"
17 hours ago
Onyango Makagutu and Sigil are now friends
18 hours ago
Doone commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Lara Trump, Donald Trump's daughter-in-law and a senior adviser for his reelection campaign,…"
20 hours ago
Doone commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"Seemingly imitating the way the Hulk speaks, Johnson added that "the madder Hulk gets, the…"
20 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
"I'll never understand people."
23 hours ago
Stephen commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
yesterday
Stephen commented on Doone's group Earth, Canada and a Scump Sharpie Affected World News
yesterday

We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

200-Year-Old Fish Caught Off Alaska

A centuries-old Shortraker Rock-fish may be the oldest of its species ever landed


TechMediaNetwork

A small red fish, the shortraker rockfish

The shortraker rockfish (Sebastes borealis) is found in deep waters of the North Pacific.Image: NOAA

In 1813, President James Madison occupied the White House, Americans occupied Fort George in Canada (a result of the War of 1812) and a rockfish was born somewhere in the North Pacific.

Two hundred years later, that same rockfish was caught off the coast of Alaska by Seattle resident Henry Liebman — possibly setting a record for the oldest rockfish ever landed.

Troy Tydingco of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game told the Daily Sitka Sentinelthat the longevity record for the shortraker rockfish (Sebastes borealis) is 175 years, but that fish "was quite a bit smaller than the one Henry caught."

"That fish was 32-and-a-half inches [83 centimeters] long, where Henry's was almost 41 inches [104 cm] — so his could be substantially older," Tydingco said.

Samples of the rockfish have been sent to a lab in Juneau, where the actual age of Liebman's fish will be determined, according to the Sentinel.

Scientists can estimate the age of a fish by examining an ear bone known as the otolith, which contains growth rings similar to the annual age rings found in a tree trunk.

Animal longevity remains a puzzle to biologists. Some researchers have found that smaller individuals within a species tend to live longer than their bigger brethren. This may be due to the abnormal cell growth that accompanies both larger body size and the risk of cancer.

The longest-lived animal ever found was a quahog clam scooped from the waters off Iceland. The tiny mollusk was estimated to be 400 years old.

At 39.08 pounds (17.73 kilograms), Liebman's fish may also set a record for the largest rockfish ever caught.

"I knew it was abnormally big, [but I] didn't know it was a record until on the way back — we looked in the Alaska guidebook that was on the boat," Liebman told the Sentinel.

He plans to have the fish mounted,  so he can continue to tell the fish story that he's already been "getting a lot of mileage" out of, according to the Sentinel.

Copyright 2013 LiveScience, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Views: 118

© 2019   Created by Atheist Universe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service