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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Herring farts (really!), a video, and other related info

I was away last week, and didn't have a herring-migration counting slot, but the fish have arrived en masse at the ladder:



(Earlier chapters in the saga of the annual herring count: http://fredlanga.blogspot.com/2014/04/herring-5-fred-1.html)

You may recall I was interviewed, about the Mystic River and the herring count, by local community-access TV. The video went live last week; it's here.

I have other counts coming up; perhaps I'll increase my personal count above the current tally: One. Freaking. Herring.

Last, for now, an item via today's "Now I Know" site: The unique way herring communicate --- via fishy flatulence:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11/1110_031110_herringfarts.html
http://nowiknow.com/fishing-for-trouble/
http://www.improbable.com/2011/10/12/thursday-whales-herring-farts-in-copenhagen/