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Millions of anchovies die on Spain beach
Yahoo/AP ^ | 9-29-06 | Harold Heckle

Posted on 09/29/2006 12:37:05 PM PDT by STARWISE

Millions of anchovies — a protected species in Europe — have died in northern Spain after an unexplained mass beaching, officials said Friday.

The fish, all juveniles, were found stranded along large stretches of Colunga beach, 35 miles east of the port city of Gijon, a normally pristine seaside landscape in the verdant province of Asturias.

"More than three tons have been found so far, and our main — untested — hypothesis at the moment is that they tried to flee from predators and accidentally beached," said Luis Laria, chief coordinator of a marine protection unit working with the government.

Laria said a European Union moratorium on fishing anchovies along the northern Atlantic coast of Spain and the western coast of France has been in place for two months. Less rigorous fishing restrictions had been used for the previous two years.

These anchovies are considered susceptible to extinction and are therefore closely monitored by scientists, according to Spain's Environment Ministry

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It's Friday, Woodward's book is filling the airwaves, Rep. Foley resigned ... time to ponder epicurious news, but I can't bring myself to post the picture of those poor darlings. I wonder if the reporter gets ribbed for his name.
1 posted on 09/29/2006 12:37:06 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

"Hey! Who wants pizza?"


2 posted on 09/29/2006 12:37:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: STARWISE

You sound like you want to hold the anchovies!


3 posted on 09/29/2006 12:38:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: STARWISE

The world will be a better place...


4 posted on 09/29/2006 12:38:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: STARWISE
"The fish, all juveniles, were found stranded along large stretches of Colunga beach, 35 miles east of the port city of Gijon"

They should have a law that prevents fish from beaching themselves. Will someone please think of the children!
5 posted on 09/29/2006 12:38:38 PM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: STARWISE
"No Anchovies, Please."


6 posted on 09/29/2006 12:39:35 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: STARWISE

Wow. The potential humorous posts from this article almost write themselves.


7 posted on 09/29/2006 12:39:36 PM PDT by Egon (We are number one! All others are number two... or lower.)
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To: STARWISE

Quick, somebody go get a sh*tload of pizza dough, tomato sauce and pepperoni!


8 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:16 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: STARWISE

Waiting for the reports that suggest Global Warming caused this or perhaps policies of the Bush administration.


9 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:27 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: STARWISE
Environmentalist's practices overpopulated the species...
so they committed hairy canary???
10 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:37 PM PDT by evad (sarcasm may be introduced at any moment of any post)
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To: RichInOC

That begs the question- of all the fish in the world, who decided that anchovies belonged on a pizza? Shrimp seems like a much more natural choice.


11 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:45 PM PDT by Altair333 (Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Mexico Right Over)
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To: STARWISE

Crackers and mustard sauce anyone?

Anchovies stink when you cook them. I used to work in a pizza place and we would open the back door when we had to make a pizza with anchovies, shrimp too.


12 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:57 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: STARWISE

Sounds like its time to cut bait or fish!


13 posted on 09/29/2006 12:40:58 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: STARWISE
The fish, all juveniles......

Fish Fad?............

14 posted on 09/29/2006 12:41:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro DEAD YET?........)
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To: STARWISE

If this happens to pepperonis then I'll start to be concerned.


15 posted on 09/29/2006 12:41:49 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: STARWISE

16 posted on 09/29/2006 12:42:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: tfecw

"after an unexplained mass beaching"

Anchovies and mass beaching just strikes me as funny.


17 posted on 09/29/2006 12:42:11 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: STARWISE

Hail Caesar! Salad


18 posted on 09/29/2006 12:42:20 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: STARWISE
Ohhhhhhhhh the humanity!!!
19 posted on 09/29/2006 12:42:23 PM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: STARWISE

I'll bet it smelled worse then the East German gymnastics team locker room.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 12:42:57 PM PDT by Lekker 1 (("...the world will be...eleven degrees colder by the year 2000" -- K. Watt, Earth Day, 1970)
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To: STARWISE
These anchovies are considered susceptible to extinction and are therefore closely monitored by scientists, according to Spain's Environment Ministry

Millions=susceptible to extinction? And you gotta know there's some left.

21 posted on 09/29/2006 12:45:11 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: STARWISE
I bet this really smelt.
22 posted on 09/29/2006 12:45:43 PM PDT by AirForceBrat23
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To: SmithL

They're pretty good when stuffed in queen olives, too.


23 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:22 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: STARWISE
Hmmmmmmmmm..........

Tapas!!!!

24 posted on 09/29/2006 12:46:27 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: STARWISE

Man! And here I am with a great recipe for Swiss Chard and White bean soup whose secret ingredient is anchovies!


25 posted on 09/29/2006 12:47:11 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: STARWISE

26 posted on 09/29/2006 12:47:27 PM PDT by Disturbin (America was great: when the chrome was thick and the girls were straight)
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To: Egon

This story is a little fishy.


27 posted on 09/29/2006 12:48:02 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: STARWISE

Beached Chovettes...

28 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:00 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Moderate Bumper Sticker: Bush Lied, Terrorists Died!)
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To: STARWISE

Pizzas everywhere breathing a (fragrant) sigh of relief.


29 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:13 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MPJackal

Anchovies and mass beaching just strikes me as funny.

I saw something about a "Mass beaching" and thought we had another Teddy the Hutt alert...


30 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:24 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: CaptRon
A little restaurant near here makes a great pasta dish called Spaghetti Putanesca. It has capers, Roma tomatoes, black olives and the little anchovies. A plate load of this and a glass of wine and I'm there...
31 posted on 09/29/2006 12:50:50 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: tfecw; All
"The fish, all juveniles, were found stranded along large stretches of Colunga beach, 35 miles east of the port city of Gijon"

Where was their Mommy?????????????

Probably got off her bass, and was trolling the docks .. "Hi, sailor."

I needed these giggles today, folks. Keep 'em coming!

32 posted on 09/29/2006 12:51:13 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Thank goodness I just bought fish sauce..


33 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:43 PM PDT by Gone GF
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To: STARWISE

Gotta be due to human induced global warming - Bush's fault! /sarc


34 posted on 09/29/2006 12:52:55 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Doomonyou

They must haved not gone to "school"........

or floundered out.....

they are already salted....just need some lemon....

Hurry ....get Fear Factor over there

at least you don't have to shower first to go swimming there


35 posted on 09/29/2006 12:53:21 PM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: Doomonyou

Oh no!!! You had to do it!!! Now those poor things will be salting my sleep tonight .. EEEEUUUWWWW


36 posted on 09/29/2006 12:54:05 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

"D@mn, those are some big-a$$ anchovies..."

37 posted on 09/29/2006 12:54:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: STARWISE

Salad anyone?


38 posted on 09/29/2006 12:56:46 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: STARWISE

In other news: Pizza w/ anchovies prices bottom out in Napoli!


39 posted on 09/29/2006 12:57:43 PM PDT by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: onyx; Howlin; mystery-ak; silent_jonny; NordP; Lancey Howard; Enchante; Mo1; Peach; Txsleuth; ...

Stinky ping!


40 posted on 09/29/2006 12:57:49 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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[ "More than three tons have been found so far, and our main — untested — hypothesis at the moment is that they tried to flee from predators and accidentally beached," said Luis Laria, chief coordinator of a marine protection unit working with the government. ]

I have seen this happen many times.. Schooling fish(pilchards) chased to shore by predators.. Jack Crevalle("Jacks") in that/my case... Most would flop around until they got into the water again.. but not all.. Amazing sight..

41 posted on 09/29/2006 12:58:05 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I'm with ya except for the capers...


42 posted on 09/29/2006 12:59:12 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: STARWISE

I see Rove is playing around with his new button on his weather machine. The Wipe Out Wildlife button.


43 posted on 09/29/2006 1:00:15 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: STARWISE

To complement the obligatory "Bush's Fault" posts, herewith be the obligatory "Was Helen Thomas in the water?" post.


44 posted on 09/29/2006 1:01:04 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: metmom

I have no doubt that the number of anchovies in Europe are seriously depleted - baitfish are SEVERELY depleted all over the world - you can have 5% of the number of anchovies that there should be to provide forage for larger fish, and STILL have millions of anchovies - they SHOULD exist in simply unbelieavable numbers.

People have gotten to be so rabidly knee-jerk in their contempt for any environmental issue (largely in mirror-image imitation of rabid-knee jerk enivironmentalist nutcases) that they're not realizing that there actually are severely overfished species of fish.


45 posted on 09/29/2006 1:01:13 PM PDT by Strategerist (Those who know what's best for us must rise and save us from ourselves)
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To: STARWISE

Fish fatwa.


46 posted on 09/29/2006 1:01:27 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: tfecw
They should have a law that prevents fish from beaching themselves.

Especially if they're topless.

47 posted on 09/29/2006 1:02:23 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Why is the War on Terror being managed by the DEFENSE Department?)
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To: HEY4QDEMS
Waiting for the reports that suggest Global Warming caused this or perhaps policies of the Bush administration.

Or secondhand smoke...

48 posted on 09/29/2006 1:02:49 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: RichInOC
"Aliche!" My Gram's favorite topping.

What's with this pineaplle stuff??????

49 posted on 09/29/2006 1:03:08 PM PDT by Young Werther (ues!")
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To: STARWISE
I wasn't even there.


50 posted on 09/29/2006 1:03:46 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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