Friday, June 22, 2007

Running Moonshine On Highway 9

I came across this on DIGG.... great video and great music. Take a moment and enjoy : )


Retro Rockabilly Video! Very cool movie footage from the 1950's. Hot rods,chicken racing, cops chasing juvenile delinquents and even an Atom Bombdrop! A real story of action and drama that you just can't miss!Original soundtrack song "Running Moonshine On Highway 9"

Monday, June 18, 2007

OUCH! Let's Play Musical Sunburns - play musical sunburns.

Gotta play it to belive it!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Great Leapin' Sturgeons! Rare find in the Chesapeake Bay!

Great news for the Chesapaeake Bay! A rare capture of a ripe female sturgeon has biologists hoping they can fertilize her eggs and grow as many as 50,000 young fish for release into the Chesapeake Bay, where it was thought that the sturgeon was nearly extinct.

The 7 1/2-foot-long, 170-pound sturgeon was accidentally caught in a net by a fisherman on April 29 at the mouth of the Choptank River near Tilghman Island.

The fisherman turned the fish over to the state Department of Natural Resources, which offers rewards for sturgeons and other species of interest to its biologists. The biologists hope to fertilize the eggs at the University of Maryland's Horn Point lab, using sperm from male sturgeons they have been keeping in tanks for 11 years while they searched for a mate.

Biologists have been taking egg biopsies every few weeks from the female and are waiting for the eggs to fully mature before removing them surgically, said Brian Richardson, a DNR program manager.

The eggs will then be separated into about a half dozen lots and manually fertilized with sperm from various males, Richardson said.

"We can't really say for sure when, we're monitoring and we're hoping within two or three weeks," Richardson said. "So far, she's tolerating it very well."

If successful, the resulting fry will be the first wild Chesapeake Bay sturgeon bred in captivity, according to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

The slowly reproducing fish, which can live 100 years and weigh hundreds of pounds, were once abundant in the Chesapeake and elsewhere and sought after for their salty eggs. They were driven nearly to extinction by the caviar industry at the end of the 19th century.

Since 1996, the DNR has been offering rewards of $50 or $100 to watermen who turned them in, with most tagged and released back into the wild. The numbers of fish have slowly increased from 13 in 1996 to 450 last year.

Steve Minkkinen, a fisheries biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told The (Baltimore) Sun that most have been young, and none have been spawning-age females or newly hatched sturgeon.

However, the large number captured last year suggest they are breeding nearby, perhaps in the Delaware Bay or James River in Virginia, and migrating to the Chesapeake to feed, Minkkinen said.

"It's exciting. This is an indication that there is at least some reproduction going on in the East Coast," Minkkinen said. "And it shows that the Chesapeake Bay's water quality and habitat is still good enough to support these subadult fish." (sources: Houston Chronicle and Washington Post)

On the flip side..... Way down upon the Swannee River ....

A woman was injured in June (2007) by a leaping sturgeon, the latest incident involving the flying fish on the Suwannee River, officials said.

Tara Spears, 32, of Bell, was knocked unconscious by the animal on Sunday while boating on the river north of Rock Bluff, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported.

She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was expected to recover, the agency reported.

The large, prehistoric-looking sturgeon have hard plates along their backs.
They can grow up to 8 feet long and up to 200 pounds.

In April, a leaping sturgeon severely injured a 50-year-old woman from St. Petersburg who was riding a personal watercraft on the Suwannee River. She suffered a ruptured spleen and had three fingers reattached by surgeons, but she lost her left pinkie finger and a tooth. (Source)

So the next comment is .... is this what we Chesapeake Fanatics can look forward to in a few years?

Monday, June 04, 2007

Fish people ... Seriously! So creative...

Some people are so creative .... and have so much time. This is actually pretty amazing : )

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Retro Swimsuits Pin Up Girls One Piece Ruffled Bottom Swimsuit - CUTE!

Cute. Sexy. Whatever. I adore this suit. Great colors ... girly girl pink, green and white and there is an adorable ruffle for the derrier.... this suit is a "keeper"

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