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WNYC News

The Hudson Is Full of Tiny Plastics. And You May Be Too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tiny pieces of degraded plastic are turning up in the Hudson River and other New York waterways, with potential health impacts for fish and people. 

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

You Won't Believe What They Eat In Iceland

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Take a big slab of shark meat, bury it in a pit and let it rot.  Then dig it up and hang it in a windy shack for 4 months.  No wonder the Vikings took to sea -- you would too, if dinner was hakarl.

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FT Big Read

Uncharted waters: why we're eating more farmed fish

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Uncharted waters: why we're eating more farmed fish

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Operavore

Operatic Fish Tales (for Operavores Who Are Pescavores)

Saturday, November 01, 2014

That the hearty men and women who live with water, waves, briny air and the wondrous fauna that live beneath the surface make for vivid material for opera is no fluke.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mercury Rising: Which Fish - and How Much - Is Safe to Eat

Friday, September 26, 2014

Eating too much fish could mean consuming too much mercury. On this week's Please Explain, an experts from Consumer Reports tell us which fish is safest, which to avoid.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Family Meals, Menus through History, Mercury in Fish

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jack Bishop from America’s Test Kitchen offers advice for making cooking family meals. The NYPL's “What’s on the Menu?” project. Polish food in Greenpoint. Mercury in fish.

The Leonard Lopate Show

We're Up To Our Gills In Imported Seafood - And That's Not Good

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Why Americans stopped eating local seafood, and why it’s a problem.

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Radiolab

What's The Biggest Animal Gathering Ever? (Was Rod Stewart There?)

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's a small moment in a sprawling Shakespeare play. Most people miss it. A nobleman named Mortimer has been locked up by the king, who decrees: Don't anyone say "Mortimer" in my royal presence. That name is forbidden. But one of Mortimer's allies has a plan. He wants to give ...

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WNYC News

There's a Skin Infection New Yorkers are Catching From Fish

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Thirty people who have handled fish from Chinatown markets in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan have contracted skin lesions, and health officials are warning New Yorkers handling raw fish to wear waterproof gloves to combat infection with a rare bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum, or M. marinum.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fish that Glow Underwater

Thursday, January 23, 2014

John Sparks, curator in the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Ichthyology, and David Gruber, associate professor of biology at Baruch College and a research associate at the AMNH, discuss a recent study that found widespread biofluorescence in fishes, identifying more than 180 species that glow in a wide range of colors and patterns. Published in PLOS ONE, the  report looks at why so many marine species emit light. They'll talk about how the research may lead to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mysteries of the Coelacanth's DNA

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Coelacanths have been around for 380 million years and are among the most enigmatic and rare fish in the ocean. Earlier this year scientists finished sequencing the coelacanth genome. The project has provided precious clues into our evolutionary tree, including the revelation that the coelacanth is more closely related to us than modern salmon. Samantha Weinberg an assistant editor at Intelligent Life magazine and the author of the article "A Fish Caught in Time"

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The Sporkful

Fish and Chips and a Magical Pan of Lard

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands? Slate's June Thomas weighs in.

Is it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands?
Slate's June ThIs it better to have one big piece of fish or several smaller ones? What's the ideal batter-to-fish ratio? And is even the fish better when eaten with your hands? Slate's June Thomas weighs in.

On Being

Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness [remix]

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Fishing for Spring

Friday, May 10, 2013

Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish talk about fluke and porgies, which are in season now. Try her easy and quick recipe for battered and pan-fried porgy fillets.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: Pigeon Interruptus — A Fish That Hunts Pigeons On Land

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NPR

There you are, hanging with the other pigeons. It's a sunny day. Tranquil. You are taking a bird bath along a river's edge, when suddenly, leaping out of the water onto the land, straight at you — is a fish! A pigeon-eating catfish. (We've got pictures.)

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: When You're Almost Extinct, Your Price Goes Up

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NPR

When a species gets rare, its market value rises. The higher its price, the more it's hunted. The more it's hunted, the rarer it gets. Not a happy cycle, and this keeps happening ...

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Fish Market Returns

Friday, May 18, 2012

This Sunday, New Amsterdam Market brings fresh seafood back to South Street with the Gathering of Fisheries Event. Commercial fisherman Vinnie Calabro talks about what's in season and the future of Jamaica Bay. 

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WNYC News

Study: Some Pregnant Moms Eating Too Much Fish

Monday, February 20, 2012

A new study finds that newborn infants of some immigrant mothers from the Caribbean have relatively high levels of mercury in their blood.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Saving the Sturgeon

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Atlantic sturgeon has been around for more than 85 million years, but years of overfishing, habitat loss, and warming ocean temperatures have pushed the species to the brink of extinction. OnEarth contributing editor Bruce Stutz talks about the efforts to save the sturgeon.

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