Tekken netting can be used to combat rhino beetle

He’s your go-to guy when you find a suspicious bug or insect in your yard or in incoming cargo. Local entomologist Dr. Aubrey Moore gives us the dirt on the latest findings involving the coconut rhinoceros beetle. Gardeners and landscapers, you could be getting more than you paid for in your bags of store bought soil. “We had lots of … Read More

To save salmon, tribes must stop netting rivers

The article “Salmon habitat loss continues to grow” is filled with doom, gloom and most importantly blame, but no real sense of responsibility by the tribes. Snohomish County and the rest of the state are blamed for “armored shorelines,” “impervious surfaces,” “declining forests,” “decreasing buffer zones” and “incorrect culverts.” And the tribes want more regulations and government intervention to improve … Read More

Stranded seal makes a dash for freedom

This is the heart-warming moment a surfer rescues a helpless baby seal which was trapped in a fishing net for a whole week. Footage uploaded to social media shows the exhausted seal struggling to escape netting which had snagged it onto a small tree on Manyana beach, on south coast of NSW. The man, Neal Cameron, can be seen cutting … Read More

Isotopes add additional netting for safety

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Isotopes Park will have a new look when the team takes the field for an eight game home stand starting Thursday. Additional netting has been placed beyond home plate. The netting now extends to the tunnels at the end of each dugout. Major League Baseball suggested that ball parks add additional netting at the end of … Read More

Dip-netting open on Kasilof, Kenai Rivers

The Kenai River personal-use dip net fishery opened Sunday on a high point. Not only was the weather sunny and warm, but unusually high numbers of sockeye salmon greeted participants of the resident-only fishery. Jason Pawluk, with Fish and Game’s Sportfish Division in Soldotna, said biologists don’t yet know if the high numbers are an indication of a bigger-than-anticipated run … Read More

It’s A Real Hoot: Police, Wildlife Expert Free Owl From Beacon Soccer Net

BEACON, N.Y. — Owls are generally thought of as wise old birds, but, it seems, they are no match for soccer nets. The raptors, who hunt for mice and rabbits at night frequently fall prey to netting used in sports such as soccer, badminton and volleyball, say wildlife experts. Smaller nocturnal hunters, such as screech owls, can get entangled in … Read More

Police, Wildlife Expert Free Owl From Beacon Soccer Net

BEACON, N.Y. — Owls are generally thought of as wise old birds, but, it seems, they are no match for soccer nets. The raptors, who hunt for mice and rabbits at night frequently fall prey to netting used in sports such as soccer, badminton and volleyball, say wildlife experts. Smaller nocturnal hunters, such as screech owls, can get entangled in … Read More

NZ urged to protect rare dolphin

The New Zealand Government has again been urged by the International Whaling Commission to step up efforts to protect the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin. Members of the IWC’s scientific committee, meeting in Bled, Slovenia, called upon the Government to commit to specific population increase targets and timelines for the conservation of the dolphins. It’s estimated that there are only 55 … Read More

Dipnetting nirvana: Kasilof and Kenai rivers looking good

Judging from the nonexistent crowds at the mouth of the Kenai River this week, it’s still early July — days before the personal-use dipnet fishery begins Sunday. But beneath the waves is a time travel portal to the future, with sockeye salmon streaming into the fresh water in numbers more akin to mid-month. “We’re really kind of surprised at the daily … Read More