Odd Spot

In the Belly of the Beast6th March 2014

By Max Abensperg-Traun, former CSIRO research scientist and now Head of the CITES Management Authority, Austria. "A delightful read that tackles with wit and razor-sharp intellect some of the most confounding obstacles that prevent sustainable wildlife management in an increasingly sanitized world. Based on several decades of on-the-ground experience, it very effectively challenges many common ...

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Rare Greenland Shark captured24th October 2013

In summer this year the stern trawlerCastella Rosa hauled their net after fishing in 420 metres of water in an area known as the “Main Drag” off Portland.  Skipper “Golfball” was amazed to find that he had captured a Greenland Shark.  The prehistoric Greenland Shark is a member of theSomniosidae...

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Eating fish improves sperm count!18th October 2013

156 men suffering fertility problems had their diet as well as the shape and size of their sperm examined in a Harvard University study. Researchers found that men who regularly ate processed meat had significantly lower amounts of normal sperm, compared with those who limited the amount of foods like bacon, sausages, hamburgers, ham and mince. On average, those who ate the equivalent of les...

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Book release – The Perfect Protein23rd August 2013

"But what if there was a healthy, animal sourced protein that both the fat and the thin could enjoy without draining the life from the soil, without drying up our rivers, without polluting the air and water, without causing our planet to warm even more, without plaguing communities with diabetes, heart disease and cancer." It is the one animal protein that's rarely mentioned in the endless report...

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