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  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • Diets of the middle and lower class in Pompeii revealed

    01/05/2014 7:13:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 1-2-2014 | Dawn Fuller
    University of Cincinnati archaeologists are turning up discoveries in the famed Roman city of Pompeii that are wiping out the historic perceptions of how the Romans dined, with the rich enjoying delicacies such as flamingos and the poor scrounging for soup or gruel. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, will present these discoveries on Jan. 4, at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Philological Association (APA) in Chicago. UC teams of archaeologists have spent more than a decade at two city blocks within a non-elite district in the Roman...
  • Trouble in the Water: Acidifying Oceans Hinder Health of Northwest Shellfish (Video / Transcript)

    12/08/2012 8:37:36 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | AIR DATE: Dec. 7, 2012 | HARI SREENIVASAN
    SUMMARY The world's oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide at an unprecedented rate and the resulting acidification is transforming marine ecosystems. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how ocean acidification is already affecting oysters and other shellfish in the U.S. Transcript HARI SREENIVASAN: Pacific oysters like the ones grown on Shina Wysocki's family farm near Olympia, Wash., are served in restaurants around the country. SHINA WYSOCKI, Chelsea Farms: We think our water tastes great here, and that makes our oysters taste great. ARTICLE TOOLS Print Email Share HARI SREENIVASAN: But there's trouble in the water. The ocean's pH, which measures the level of...
  • Spray to stop bananas rotting: New product can keep fruit fresh for two weeks

    09/12/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT · by southern rock · 55 replies ^ | 08/22/12 | By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent
    Spray stops bananas breathing through their skin and kills the bacteria that make them rot It is derived from shrimp and crab shells Growers, supermarkets, even consumers could one day buy the experimental spray A spray that stops bananas from rapidly turning to mush is being developed by scientists. When used to coat green bananas, it slowed their ripening and so kept them fresh for almost a fortnight. By contrast, supermarket-bought bananas often go brown and soggy within two or three days.It is believed that the spray could help save some of the 1.6million bananas thrown away in Britain every...
  • Masonic Temple damaged, scallops stolen in burglary

    12/01/2011 3:38:18 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 15 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 12/1/11 | Pamela Lehman
    The burglary happened sometime between Monday at Tuesday at the temple located at 202 Wyandotte. The glass display cases had historical items and police said they're still trying to determine if anything was stolen.
  • FDA to ban sale of raw oysters from Gulf of Mexico

    10/27/2009 7:35:24 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 33 replies · 1,592+ views
    AP ^ | 102709 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS – Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy potentially deadly bacteria — a requirement that opponents say could deprive diners of a delicacy cherished for generations. The plan has also raised concern among oystermen that they could be pushed out of business. The Gulf region supplies about two-thirds of U.S. oysters, and some people in the $500 million industry argue that the anti-bacterial procedures are too costly. They insist adequate measures are already being taken to battle germs, including increased refrigeration on oyster...
  • Black Abalone Protected as an Endangered Species

    01/13/2009 6:00:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 700+ views ^ | 1/13/2009 | Brendan Cummings
    California Marine Species Threatened by Overharvesting, Disease, Global Warming, and Ocean Acidification SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government today designated the black abalone as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act. The action comes in response to a formal administrative petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity in December 2006, which sought protection of the species. The black abalone — an intertidal mollusk historically ranging from near the California/Oregon border to Cape San Lucas, Baja California — has declined by as much as 99 percent in most of its range. Once occurring at densities of up to 120 per square meter,...
  • Why does does eating dairy too soon before/after shellfish make me sick?

    06/22/2008 7:12:41 AM PDT · by RangerM · 47 replies · 1,720+ views
    This is a total personal (vanity?) thread, but I have searched Google, and can't find the exact answer I'm looking for. For many years I have learned to never eat dairy and shellfish within a certain timeframe, because it will make me very sick (nausea and all the other unpleasant things that go with it). I ate shrimp for lunch yesterday, and after many hours (4-5 is my usual minimum) I ate ice cream. I still got ill, although not as severely as I would have, had I not heeded my usual rule. I now know I will have to...
  • Rhode Island Shellfish Offer Clue to Health of Chesapeake Bay

    05/08/2006 8:50:48 AM PDT · by cogitator · 2 replies · 217+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2006 | Elizabeth Williamson
    Excerpts: "What we captured in 2001 was the loss of those mussels and implications for an entire ecosystem," said Brown University ecologist Andrew Altieri, who with biology professor Jon Witman wrote the study published in the March issue of Ecology. "That's instructive for what historic and future losses might be for the Chesapeake." Altieri calculated that the [mussel] reefs were processing the [Narragansett] bay's entire water volume once every 20 days, even though they covered less than 1 percent of the bay floor. Within days, a hypoxic episode triggered by warm weather, low wind and the usual nutrients contributed to...
  • Massachusetts Extends Shellfishing Limits to Federal Waters; Toxic Red Tide Is Cause

    06/13/2005 7:40:15 AM PDT · by Recovering Hermit · 2 replies · 341+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2005 | The Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) - An outbreak of toxic red tide algae that has shut down most shellfishing from Maine to Massachusetts also forced state officials to close federal waters, extending the affected area by thousands of square miles. On Friday, the state Division of Marine Fisheries ordered Massachusetts crews to stop using federal shellfishing areas and asked federal officials to extend that ban to out-of state shellfishermen. The move extends the ban for state shellfishing crews from three miles from shore to 100 miles from shore. Toxins produced by the algae contaminate shellfish like clams and mussels, making them unsafe for...
  • Shellfish Diet Found To Benefit Dogs With Arthritis

    09/08/2002 7:18:01 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 2,513+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-9-2002 | Steve Connor
    Shellfish diet found to benefit dogs with arthritis By Steve Connor 09 September 2002 Dogs fed on a shellfish diet have fewer problems with arthritis, according to a study showing that the New Zealand green-lipped mussel can alleviate canine aches and pains. Scientists have found that powdered extracts of the mussels, when added to a dog's normal food, allow those suffering from osteoarthritis to live more normal lives after six weeks of treatment. The results, to be presented at the festival this week, show that painful swelling and inflammation improved in four out of five dogs fed on the diet....