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  • March 30, 2012

    Fish On the Brain?

    By Chad Love

    The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the toms are gobbling, the water's warming up and the Centers For Disease Control is reporting a dramatic uptick in cases of piscatorial brain fever, most of them terminal. It is, after all, that time of year.

  • March 29, 2012

    Invasive Giant Gambian Rats Resurface in the Florida Keys

    By Chad Love

    Remember that one time when you were a kid at the carnival walking down the seedy, sticky midway trying not be creeped out by all the carnival barkers waving you over to their booth. After a little time and a little too much cotton candy and funnel cake you finally got up the nerve to pony up your fifty cents to see the giant, terrible, bloodthirsty man-eating rat contained in an escape-proof cage waiting just beyond the tent flap? And remember when you finally, and with great trepidation, peeked down into the "Cage 'O Doom" expecting to see an animal worthy of your nightmares munching on body parts, and instead all you saw was an overgrown guinea pig nibbling on a lettuce leaf and farting?

    Well, move over sideshow capybaras, there's a new giant rat in town...

  • March 29, 2012

    US Navy Developing Electromagnetic Railgun for Warships

    By Chad Love

    True story: In college, I had a friend who majored in electrical engineering who, as a class project, tried to build a home-made magnetic rail gun out of common household items. All he succeeded in doing was setting his creation on fire and subsequently flunking out of school to become a professional video store clerk. The U.S. Navy seems to be having a bit better luck...
     
    From this story in The Washington Post:
     
    A super-powerful, futuristic weapon called an “electromagnetic railgun” is being developed at long last for Navy warships, the Associated Press reports.  Right now the gun is just a prototype, being tested at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in Northern Virginia. But here’s a sneak peak into five incredible things the railgun will be able to do: Shoot rounds more than 100 miles away. Compare this with 5-inch guns on destroyers, which have a range of about 14 miles.

  • March 29, 2012

    Six Poachers Shot and Killed in Kenya, Along With Record Number of Park Rangers

    By Chad Love

    Note to self: Do not quit day job, move to Kenya and become a poacher.
     
    From this story in The Washington Post
     
    The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers shot and killed three suspected poachers in one of its national parks, the latest in a series of poacher killings. KWS spokesman Paul Udoto said Wednesday the organization has “re-energized” its efforts to stop the poaching of wildlife, especially elephants, who are hunted for their ivory tusks. On Tuesday rangers shot and killed three suspected poachers in Tsavo National Park. Last week rangers shot and killed another three suspected poachers near Mount Kenya.
     
    Note to self: Also, do not quit day job, move to Kenya and become a game ranger.

  • March 28, 2012

    Fishing Trip Turns into Tragedy After Boat Sinks, Forcing Anglers into the Gulf of Mexico

    By Chad Love

    An offshore fishing trip turned tragic for two Texas men after their boat sank and forced the men into the cold waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

    From this story on boston.com:

    For hours after their boat sank, Ken Henderson and Ed Coen treaded water in the Gulf of Mexico, talking about life and death while struggling to survive. For more than 30 hours, it worked. Then Henderson was forced to make a decision that would save his life, but not his best friend's. "This is the last-ditch effort, but I'm going to go for help or you're not going to make it," Henderson told Coen, just before cutting the strap that connected them in the deep, cold waters off the Texas coast. "I understand," Coen responded, giving Henderson a last set of instructions. "Kiss them babies for me."

  • March 28, 2012

    Panama Teen Survives 28 Days on the Pacific Ocean

    By Chad Love

    A Panamanian fisherman was recently rescued after spending 28 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

    From this story on msnbc.com:

    A teen has apparently survived 28 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean after going on a fishing trip with two friends, according to reports. Adrian Vasquez, who was rescued by the Ecuadorean navy on Sunday, said he stayed alive by drinking rainwater and eating raw fish, the BBC reported. Vasquez said neither of his friends survived, but that he had always held onto the hope he would be rescued. The 18-year-old was found drifting alone near the Galapagos Islands on his friends' 10-foot fishing boat more than 600 miles from where they had set out.

  • March 28, 2012

    Nebraska Could be Next State to Protect Hunting and Fishing Rights with Constitutional Amendments

    By Chad Love

  • March 27, 2012

    Another Bass Record Bites the Dust: DE Angler Lands 10-Pound Largemouth

    By Chad Love

    Hot on the heels of a new Sooner State record largemouth comes word that Deleware's largemouth bass record has fallen.

    From this story on wired2fish.com:

    When James D. Hitchens of Georgetown set out yesterday for his favorite Sussex County fishing hole, he planned to catch largemouth bass, baiting his line with a live shiner minnow. However, he didn’t expect to set a new state record with the big bass that took his bait. “I’ve never had one over eight pounds,” Hitchens said. “So I was hoping for over eight pounds.”

  • March 27, 2012

    Two Deer Chase Down Terrified City Slickers in Manhattan

    By Chad Love

    What do you call a deer on the loose in New York City: a Brooklyn Bambi, a Bronx buck, a masticating Manhattanite or maybe an Upper West Side ungulate?

    From this story in the New York Post:

    Yo, Bambi, welcome to New York! Two wayward deer bounded through an upper Manhattan housing project yesterday, romping across its courtyards and stunning its residents. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Marcus Bryant, 20, a ConEd worker who lives in the projects. The panicked animals even chased onlookers at the Marble Hill houses, at West 225th Street and Broadway.

  • March 27, 2012

    Tsunami Aftermath: Unmanned Ghost Ship Heads Toward British Columbia

    By Chad Love

    Who doesn't love a maritime ghost story, right? And the key to a really good maritime ghost story is an appropriately creepy ghost ship. Kind of like this one...

    From this story in the Calgary Herald:

    A Japanese “ghost ship” found adrift off British Columbia’s West Coast is tangible proof that tsunami debris will reach B.C. far earlier than expected, Tofino’s mayor said Sunday. Perry Schmunk told The Province the discovery of the unmanned 150-foot fishing vessel confirms his suspicion that debris already hitting Vancouver Island shores is a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan just 12 months ago.

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