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  • Swordfish Kills Saudi Swimming in Sea

    10/05/2013 1:56:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, October 05, 2013
    Police say man had torch which attracted the fishA Saudi man died after ‘colliding’ with a pointed a fish resembling a swordfish while he was swimming in the Gulf sea, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Police said the fish had apparently been attracted by a searchlight carried by the victim while he was swimming in a banned area on the eastern coastline of the Gulf Kingdom. The incident took place on Thursday night and is reminiscent of the death of famous Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin, who was killed six years ago by a stingray. Irwin, who died at the...
  • Historys Mysteries-The unlikeliest heroes of WWII - The Swordfish.

    01/23/2013 4:33:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 16 replies
    maggiesfarm ^ | Tuesday, January 22. 2013 | Dr. Mercury
    "Hitler's Germany has conquered all of Europe; all except for one resolute island nation. And, with his eye on Russia, Hitler has no interest in fighting Great Britain, he simply wants to relegate it to the inconsequential. This means stopping the supply convoys from America.... . The terrifying armada of U-boats had already caused the American supply ships to huddle in close-knit convoys; perfect targets for the long guns of a battleship. And even if the convoy was accompanied by a cruiser, or even a battleship, that's not much of a challenge when your own battleship is so big and...
  • Florida's giant eyeball mystery solved

    10/15/2012 11:04:05 AM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Pete Thomas
    The mystery surrounding an enormous eyeball that was discovered on a Florida beach last Wednesday, prompting many wild theories and educated guesses as to what kind of creature it had belonged to, has been solved. Scientists who examined the colossal blue orb say it most likely came from a swordfish.
  • Anglers' extraordinary find is no sea monster, but a giant squid

    06/05/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Grind TV ^ | June 4, 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Al McGlashan, a prominent big-game fisherman in Australia, ventured to sea Friday in search of tuna and swordfish. The highlight, however, was the bizarre discovery of a fresh giant squid carcass.
  • Philadelphia: 'Smoke-easys' ignore the tobacco ban

    03/26/2007 5:04:53 PM PDT · by SheLion · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    philly.com ^ | Mar. 26, 2007
    I'M SIPPING A Blue Moon ale in a Philadelphia bar, Janis Joplin is wailing about Bobby McGee and I'm thinking a smoke would go great about now. I take out one of Baby Cakes' Parliament Lights and fire it up.I'm smoking in a bar in Philadelphia and nobody says, "Boo!"There are 20 other people, smokers and nonsmokers, hanging out, enjoying themselves, not doing any harm to anyone (except maybe themselves). The bar is spacious, the NCAA is on the TV screens, beer pennants hang from the ceiling, and through the large windows I see rain falling.The owner is sitting at...
  • Skipper nets 'miracle' swordfish

    08/08/2006 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 15 replies · 822+ views
    BBC ^ | 08 Aug 2006 | BBC
    A fisherman has caught what has been described as a "miracle fish" off the North East coast. Peter Dent spotted the Mediterranean swordfish thrashing about in his salmon net a mile off Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in Northumberland on Monday. It is thought the 6ft-long, 58lb specimen was following mackerel shoals. Fishing commentator Sam Harris said it was the first time he had heard of a swordfish being caught in chilly British waters. He said: "It's a miracle. This fish is 2,000 to 3,000 miles off course. It just proves how the water temperature is hotting up. "I couldn't believe it when someone...
  • Feds ban commercial swordfish fishing in Pacific to save turtles

    03/12/2004 10:12:28 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 11 replies · 212+ views
    AP via San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 12, 2004 | Terence Chea
    SAN FRANCISCO – The federal government banned commercial fishing for swordfish in a large swath of the Pacific Ocean in order to protect endangered sea turtles that were being killed or injured by the hooks. The new rules, released Thursday by the National Marine Fisheries Service, mean that longline fishing for swordfish will be prohibited in a 1,600-mile stretch of the Pacific Ocean between the West Coast and Hawaii. The ban is scheduled to take effect on April 12 and will affect about two dozen fishing boats based in California, Oregon and Washington. Recreational fishing is not affected. "It's an...
  • Swordfish Stage a Strong Recovery

    10/08/2002 9:39:21 AM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies · 241+ views
    Swordfish Stage a Strong Recovery SILVER SPRING, Maryland, October 7, 2002 (ENS) - Depleted populations of North Atlantic swordfish have responded to strict catch quotas with a swift recovery, acccording to an assessment by the international agency responsible for their conservation. Four years into a 10 year recovery program, a preliminary assessment conducted last month in Madrid, Spain, for the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) found the swordfish have increased from a level of 65 percent of its healthy stock size to 94 percent. “This is good news for those who care about the long...
  • O'Reilly Endorses "Swordfish" Approach to Terrorism

    05/31/2002 11:02:29 PM PDT · by rebelsoldier · 6 replies · 256+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 06/01/2002 | rebelsoldier
    In his "Talking Points" segment Bill O'Reilly openly endorsed taking the war on terrorism directly to terrorist states, sponsors, and leaders and wiping them out in first strike tactics reminiscent of the movie "Swordfish" in which a shadow organization working within and without the US government continually singles out threats to the US and annihilates them. Furthermore, O'Reilly suggested Bush rescind the Executive Order 12333 that limits the assassination of political leaders by the US government. As far as I know, O'Reilly is the first journalist of national stature to endorse waging unrestrained total war and targeted assassinations on terrorists...
  • Federal Agency Considering Requiring Recreational Fishing Permits

    04/26/2002 11:17:03 AM PDT · by greydog · 13 replies · 230+ views
    AP via TBO.com ^ | Apr 26, 2002 | AP Source
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is considering requiring recreational anglers to get a permit before fishing for species such as swordfish and shark in the Atlantic. The permits would be required before fishing for highly migratory species of tunas, billfish, swordfish and sharks, the National Marine Fisheries Service said. “The use of an annual permit in the HMS recreational category will allow us to better define how anglers participate in the Atlantic highly migratory species fisheries and affect the economies of coastal communities,” said Bill Hogarth, director of the fisheries division of the National Oceanic and...