Farmed salmon is actually naturally white in color. It's reddish pink only because farmers add in a pigmenting compound to the fishes' food that changes the color of their flesh, which is more appealing to consumers. time.com/4790794/farmed-s…
The first person who originally was on the $1 bill was Salmon P. Chase whom was the treasury secretary under Abraham Lincoln in 1863. home.treasury.gov/about/h…
While bulking up on raw salmon, grizzly bears often become infected by tapeworms and expel them before hibernation, causing them to walk around with very long β€œtapeworms tails” coming out of their butts. microbiologynutsandbolts.…
Due to Japanese salmon having parasite in it, the Japanese always cooked their salmon. They only started eating salmon sushi in the 1990s after a decade long campaign by Norwegian Bjorn Eirik Olsen to convince the Japanese to eat it raw. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Today I learned of Oymyakon - the coldest village on earth. The lowest temperature was recorded in January 1924 of βˆ’71.2 Β°C (βˆ’96.2 Β°F). It is known as "The Pole of the Cold". Food includes the frozen raw Arctic fish, white salmon, whitefish, frozen raw horse liver, but they are considered to be delicacies. cntraveler.com/story/this…
Salmon navigate by using the earth’s magnetic field like a compass to know where their home is when they return from the ocean usgs.gov/faqs/how-do-salm…
Today I learned about Terry Grosz, a Fish & Game warden who would catch himself on finishing lines cast at night to stop the illegal fishing for salmon thisamericanlife.org/580/…
Salmon sushi is NOT a Japanese invention, but... Norwegian. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530…
National Dollar Day on August 8th commemorates the day Congress established the U.S. monetary system in 1786. In 1862, the United States printed its first dollar bill. It wasn’t George Washington face, The first dollar bill featured Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury. nationaldaycalendar.com/n…
Today I learned about the existence of a "miniature" (2 m opposed to 4-5m) great white shark, the salmon shark, with a unusual and unexplained male to female ratio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Bears get tapeworms from eating the salmon. They often extrude from the bear’s backside and can trail behind them for up ten feet. vice.com/en_us/article/d3…
There is a group of sea wolves on Vancouver Island that can swim for miles and 90% of their diet is seafood. They primarily eat salmon but also forage on barnacles, lams, herring eggs, seals, and river otters. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
It was first assumed that the sharks in the freshwater Lake Nicaragua were an endemic species, but it was later observed that the sharks were able to jump up and down the rapids of the freshwater San Juan River (which connects Lake Nicaragua and the Caribbean Sea) like salmon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Japan didn't start eating salmon until it was introduced to them by Norway in the 1980's norwayexports.no/norways-…
Trees near rivers with salmon grow three times faster than trees without them - because bears leave their carcasses to decompose on the banks adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…
A Norway TV channel planned to show a reindeer migration nonstop in real time for 168 hours, using drones, antler-cams and snowmobiles. Previous "slow TV" included nonstop knitting, 18 hours of live salmon fishing, and hours of "firewood chopping" discussion followed by live footage of a fire. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
Today I learned that in 2014 the US finished it’s largest dam removal in history on the Elwha river in Washington state. The once dammed reservoir of over 100 years, now flows freely and is once again booming with salmon, birds, moose, and even new beaches being formed by sediment! relay.nationalgeographic.…
Japan's love of salmon as a sushi staple is a result of a successful Norwegian marketing campaign in 1986 japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
The Japanese never ate salmon sushi until the 1980s when a Norwegian businessman, hired by Norway's government to offload excess salmon, made a deal with a Japanese company to sell the fish in its grocery stores, leading to its popularity today. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530…
Major Mitchell's cockatoo, like most cockatoos, live for a very long time, more than 80 years. This bird is notable for its soft-textured white and salmon-pink plumage and large bright red and golden-yellow crest. Its habitat is restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maj…
In Norse mythology, Thor once dressed as a bride and was presented to the giant thrym with loki as his bridesmaid. Thrym got a bit suspicious When Thor ate an entire ox, eight salmon, and many barrels of mead. norse-mythology.org/tales…
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara, intending to show how statistics can be used misleadingly, received statistically significant results when scanning a salmon with fMRI to show that it's brain responded differently to photos of different social situations. The salmon was dead. blogs.scientificamerican.…
There is 1 recorded incident of a fish colliding with a plane. In 1987, a 737 which was taking off from Juneau, AK crossed paths with an eagle, which subsequently dropped its salmon onto the plane blog.alaskaair.com/alaska…
Wild salmon flesh is red because of pigments in the krill they eat. It is the same pigment that turns lobsters and flamingos red/pink. If this is not supplemented in farmed salmon, their flesh will be the normal grey of other fish. This is why farmed salmon says, "color added". food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-fp…
The Japanese considered raw salmon dangerous, since Pacific salmon was prone to parasites. Norway had too much salmon and decided to focus on teaching Japanese consumers that Atlantic salmon was safe to eat raw. It took ten years for Salmon sushi/sashimi to finally become popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Salmon get their pink color from the crustaceans they eat. wildalaskancompany.com/bl…
Sharks - and all other elasmobranchs - can't smell a drop a blood any better than a salmon. This was in a podcast called 'Science Vs' from June of this year and starts about 13:15 in. There is also a direct link to the study on the podcast's page. gimletmedia.com/shows/sci…
Until 1992, the first salmon of the season was delivered to the POTUS as the official β€˜Presidential Salmon’ bangordailynews.com/2012/…
Today I learned of the Diamond Knot. In 1947 it collided with the Fenn Victory off the Washington Coast and sank. The insurance company paid out for the ship and cargo lost, then salvaged the cargo, $3.5 million worth of canned salmon, using vacuum pumps and barges. It was then re-canned and sold. dcsfilms.com/Site_4/Diamo…
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. This was because Norway simply had too much salmon. implementconsultinggroup.…
Blooms of mauve stinger and Muggiaea atlantica jellyfish covering over 10 square-miles will often form in the northern Atlantic. And has on several occasions wiped out entire salmon farms when they happened to cross their paths. irishtimes.com/news/envir…
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. implementconsultinggroup.…
Medieval peasants commonly ate what modern times would consider an expensive meal including "artisinal bread" and salmon. youtu.be/WeVcey0Ng-w
Seattle-caught salmon found to contain cocaine, antidepressants and pain relievers myscienceacademy.org/2017…
Farmed salmon meat is naturally gray, so they are fed canthaxanthin to turn them pink theguardian.com/uk/2003/j…
Blaine, Washington had the largest salmon cannery in the world in 1891. Salmon canning was to be the main source of revenue in Semiahmoo until 1980 and the site is now a resort and golf course en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sem…
Raw salmon sushi weren't consumed in Japan before 1995 because the Pacific salmon has parasites. We have to thank a Norwegian for that, Bjorn Eirik Olsen. norwayexports.no/norways-…
Norway actually introduced Salmon Sushi to Japan nortrade.com/sectors/arti…
Norway's NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning. theguardian.com/tv-and-ra…
You would need to eat 18k kg, or 40k lbs of salmon in one sitting to reach the lethal limit of mercury. youtu.be/NJ7M01jV058?t=54…
Scientists have developed a Salmon Cannon to help fish get over obstacles stopping them from getting upstream to their spawning areas. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Coastal wolves in western Canada swim between islands and eat a range of seafood including salmon, roe and shellfish nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Norway introduced salmon sushi to Japan. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Salmonella was named for Dr. Daniel Elmer Salmon, DVM, but the man who actually discovered and named the first strain was Theobald Smith, Salmon's research assistant, in 1885. More than 2,500 subtypes have been identified since then. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The bacteria salmonella was named after veterinary surgeon Daniel Elmer Salmon but the man who discovered it was Theobald Smith, his research assistant, who named the first salmonella strain in his boss's honor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
There are sea wolves that live on the coast of British Columbia. They comb the beach for barnacles, herring roe, and beached whales, and some will even even eat salmon. Most of these wolves have never even seen a deer. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
Salmon is an entire family of fish, not just the one species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Norway introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese nortrade.com/sectors/arti…
Per kilogram consumed, the amount of total Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (including methane) produced ranges from 0.9 for lentils, 1.9 for 2% milk, 2.9 for potatoes, 4.8 for eggs, 6.9 for chicken, 11.9 for farmed salmon, 12.1 for pork, 13.5 for cheese, 27.0 for beef, and 39.2 for lamb. ewg.org/meateatersguide/a…

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