Anti-Gun Columnist Asks If It’s Time for the Government to Kill “Gun Nuts”
Here is an excerpt from a column by Susie Madrak over at CrooksandLiars.com, But Perlstein doesn’t mention the big honkin’ elephant in the room: Namely, at what point does the federal government literally go to war with its own citizens? Because we’re not talking about bank robbers here, we’re... Read more
How This Mysterious Clam Puts on an Underwater Light Show
The first time Lindsey Dougherty saw the shimmery, lightning lips of the Ctenoides ales file clam, she was diving in Indonesia with her sister. When she surfaced, she remembers saying, “I’m going to do a Ph.D on this! I’m in love!” Dougherty, now at the University of California, Berkeley,... Read more
Texas State Aquarium Announces Plans for Big Expansion
KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend The Texas State Aquarium made a big announcement on Wednesday. They are ready to move forward with with the largest expansion in the Aquariums 24-year history. About half a million people visit the Texas State Aquarium every year. With the new expansion,... Read more
Fisherman says recent catch was largest bull shark he’s seen
PANAMA CITY — It took almost 45 minutes to bring the shark into the boat, with two men pulling on the heavy rope. When they watched the balloon drop into the water, they knew they had a large shark on the line. They did not know it was 8... Read more
Ethical debate takes big turn in bowhunting
There may have been no more acute observer of the outdoors and hunting than Aldo Leopold, author of the iconic A Sand County Almanac. In a 1943 essay, Wildlife in American Culture, he wrote, “then came the gadgeteer, otherwise known as the sporting-goods dealer. He has draped the American... Read more
Wildlife Officials Attempt to Capture Shark in City Park Pond
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —Wildlife workers are trying to catch a shark in Brevard County, however it’s not in the ocean but in a park pond. “It’s not often you hear about a shark at a park. I mean, it sounds like a sci-fi movie,” said Billy McDonald. According to... Read more
Fishing for lionfish off Louisiana’s coast: GW Fins chef Tenney Flynn and others take aim at an invasive species
The first lionfish came into view on our second dive of the morning. It was hovering inches above a horizontal beam. Zebra striped with feathery fins splayed out in a showy display, there was no mistaking the message: keep away. I glanced down at my depth gauge. 50 feet.... Read more
‘Giant Ants’ With Jaws Like a ‘Bear Trap’ Spread in the U.S.
An invasive insect with mouthparts like those of a “bear trap” has quietly spread in the southern United States with little notice for the last several decades. “The fact that some of these species are spreading is interesting, in part, because these giant ants have managed to expand their... Read more