Scientists from the federal fisheries lab in La Jolla have reported a serious decline of white abalone along the San Diego coastline, confirming some of the worst fears about the species as it slides toward extinction 대학가요제 mp3 다운로드.
“In the absence of fishing, we hoped to see the population stabilize or increase,” said Kevin Stierhoff, a biologist at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and lead author of a new article in the journal Biological Conservation 다운로드. “However, our latest assessment using data collected in 2008 and 2010 indicates that the white abalone population has continued to decline by approximately 78 percent over the last ten years.”
In 2001, white abalone became the first marine invertebrate listed under the Endangered Species Act 다운로드. The mollusk was once abundant off the coasts of Baja and Southern California, thriving in waters 15 to 200 feet deep.
“The continuing decline 30 years after the last major commercial harvest demonstrates that the strategy of benign neglect, or allowing the population to recover without intervention, has clearly failed,” the research study said 다운로드.
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In April 2012, the Canadian government will begin phasing out the Canadian penny. It was left out of the latest budget because it just didn’t make financial sense to keep it going 다운로드.
“The penny is a currency without any currency”
The Canadian penny now costs Canada 1.6 cents to produce. The government says it loses $11 million each year making and distributing pennies 다운로드.
How Canada actually goes about doing away with its own penny may prove to be a model for the U.S.
In April, Canada will mint its final penny, and a few months later, it will halt all distribution of pennies to the country’s financial institutions as it attempts to withdraw them from circulation 다운로드.
As for how Canadian businesses and consumers deal with a world without pennies, that’s largely up to them. The government is suggesting that they either round up or down to the nearest five cents 알투비트 다운로드. For those who use debit or credit cards, prices will still be charged to the cent.
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The U.S 핸드폰에 음악 다운로드. penny costs an incredible 2.4 cents to make (and the nickel, by the way, costs 11.2 cents).
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