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Eel Populations Slipping as Demand for the Delicacy Grows

May 9, 2013
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Eel is an international culinary sensation, but numbers of the precious fish are shrinking even as worldwide demand explodes. In New York, researchers are seeking to understand more about the life cycle of this mysterious creature, hoping to thwart their disappearance before it's too late.

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Bat Populations on the Brink in Nova Scotia

Bat Populations on the Brink in Nova Scotia

CBC (July 20, 2013) — A deadly fungus is putting bat populations in some areas at risk. CBC's Stephen Puddicombe reports on the dangers of 'white nose syndrome', which has pushed some bat populations in Nova Scotia to the brink.
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Polish Snail Farms Inch Towards Huge Potential

Polish Snail Farms Inch Towards Huge Potential

AFP (June 11, 2013) — Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders are still few and far between in Poland, brisk sales of this "slow food" suggest a bright future for the Polish snail business.
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Say Cheese: A Look at Eastern DR Congo's Delicacy

Say Cheese: A Look at Eastern DR Congo's Delicacy

AFP (May 3, 2014) — Cheese from the verdant mountains of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is a local delicacy with a national reputation. Duration: 01:37 Video provided by AFP
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Replica Mussel Glue Could Revolutionise Wound Surgery

Replica Mussel Glue Could Revolutionise Wound Surgery

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 4, 2014) — Scientists have created a soluble, self-healing glue that works underwater, based on the natural properties of the common mussel, a favoured delicacy of seafood lovers. The team from Aaarhus University, the University of California Santa Barbara, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say the polymer could replace surgical stitching and have multiple industrial uses. Jim Drury has more. Video provided by Reuters
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