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It’s Still Not Safe to Eat Fish From the Farmington River | CT News Junkie


Attorney General William Tong with Windsor Mayor Don Trinks, Reps. Tami Zawistowski and Jane Garibay, and Anne Hulick.

The risk from per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, has become urgent since the accidental spill of firefighting foam from a business operating a hanger at Bradley International Airport in early June. Tens of thousands of gallons of the foam entered the Farmington River in Windsor through sewer systems, prompting warnings from state agencies about using the water.

Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they are still waiting on the results of several tests.

Source: It’s Still Not Safe to Eat Fish From the Farmington River | CT News Junkie

Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces | New Scientist

Roberto Nistri/Alamy Stock Photo

“Fish are generally lowly regarded,” says Ken Collins of the University of Southampton, UK. “One example is the widespread but false notion that goldfish only have a 3-second memory.”

However, much like mammals, fish “can have complex lives and consequently need a number of cognitive abilities with which to carry out a range of behaviours”.

Source: Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces | New Scientist

Lydia Davis Can and Will | HTMLGIANT


Lydia Davis Can and Will | HTMLGIANT.

He Let Go, by Donna Fleischer / contemporary haibun online

Donna Fleischer

He Let Go

They were friends for years until the day he flung his pole and tackle at her and walked away.

She’d brush past the brightly feathered lure, mouth closed tightly, gills barely closing, opening, his cast too shallow.

He retreats to a room where the little boy slides out of the man who sits at a desk and whittles poems. A desk of miniature cast iron warriors paint worn off, small notebooks, pocket knives, Pez Batman, toys, tricks against loneliness.

And male and female Siamese fighting fish, each in a glass bowl the size of a jar, fanning up for food flakes, down to sleep. He’d re-stock with new fake castles, plastic ornaments, a collapsed Doric column. The fish swim silently round and round.

throwing stones
from the sea, endless

contemporary haibun online
July 2013, 9:2