Sunday, September 23, 2012
When you're buying fish, it's important to make sure your fish smells like the sea, and not, well, like fish. That's one indicator of freshness. However, after the fish has come home, gone into the fridge, or been frozen and thawed, even your freshly bought fish may start to take on a fishy smell. The solution is easy: A quick soak in a bowl of milk, and that fishy smell is all gone.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Crab breeding is a lucrative business, I was told. Now, it doesn’t take a math nerd to tell you that this is a venture worth looking into. It’s increasingly rare that the crabs you eat come from the wild. Brown crabs in particular are sensitive to changes in water salinity. Storms that wash in too much freshwater or sea water will affect the population. If mangrove swamps go the way scientists say they will, brown crabs may one day have to be 100% farm-raised.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Whenever someone takes their boat onto the water for a ride, it is creating pollution that can be very harmful to the sea life. Boating pollution is the pollution that comes from the boat’s engine when it is running, and it pollutes the water, killing animals with the chemicals in the exhaust from the engine. The engine gives off excess gasoline, which pollutes the waters and ends up killing the animals.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Toxic wastes are poisonous materials that are being dumped into the ocean. They harm many plants and animals in the ocean and have a huge impact on our health. Toxic waste is the most harmful form of pollution to sea life and humans.