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Is inbreeding a concern for hatchery-raised steelhead?

Because many wild fish populations are in decline, a huge effort goes into supplementing wild populations with fish raised in hatcheries. However, wild fish and hatchery-raised fish are different in many respects (see last week’s  277 more words


Spring Break Part "Drei": Bavaria, Dachau, and Český Krumlov

The last of JoJo and my adventures included visiting the former WWII concentration camp, Dachau, King Ludwig II’s bachelor pad Schloss Linderhof, and the UNESCO protected town of Český Krumlov. 589 more words

Elsa In Czech


I have been hard-pressed this week – literally, not figuratively. By which I mean that I have had fat people squashing up against me, and not in a nice way. 1,812 more words

Meditations On Life

Crufts Conundrum - Handsome hounds or inconsiderate inbreeding?

So the time came round for Crufts this year, and as usual, I watched only the final.

This is a programme I want to watch, because I adore dogs of any breed and it’s lovely to see so many of them, but I feel I shouldn’t. 296 more words

In The News

Crufts chooses 2014's 'Most Inbred Dog'

A West Norfolk Terrier has seen off some tough opposition to be crowned Crufts 2014 ‘Most Inbred Dog’.

With paper-thin skin, no kidneys and a face racked with pain, ‘Swingalong Oedipus IX’ was recognised by judges as the best example of his inbreed, at least amongst the few that survive. 308 more words


5 Things A Pug Named Frank Taught Me About Life

When my friend went on vacation for a week, I was beyond blessed to have the opportunity to take care of her pug, Frank. Over those precious seven days, Frank taught me so, so much about myself, life, believing, dreams, and yearning. 120 more words

Life Lessons

A Mild Case of Inbreeding

Thanks to some websites for expats like me, I’ve been keeping busy. Bowling, dinners, even embassy parties, all with Westerners. Which is nice, because I’ve met some cool people like Dr. 400 more words

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