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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Resident Stationary Engineer Fish  

The largest marsh in Asia is currently under threat by pervasive Amazonian janitor fish (Pterygoplichthys pardalis and P. disjunctivus), according to this story at All Headline News. The fish were discovered recently in the Agusan Marsh, located in the Philippines, and are already well-established in the adjacent Marikina River. In a related story, a high-school student from the Philippines won this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with his project, "Biofuel and Soaps from Janitor Fish Oil."

Tip of the virtual hat to the Protect Your Waters website for posting about this story, and triple bonus points to anyone who gets the title of this post :-).

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"Stationary" or "sanitary" engineer? The latter is what I have always heard in the context of title inflation.

By Anonymous biosparite, at 6/18/2006 06:47:00 PM  

The tilapia mentioned in the story aren't native either. And probably ditto for the carp (probably grass or big-headed carp) and catfish (probably Clarias sp.)

By Blogger budak, at 6/19/2006 08:47:00 AM  

Excellent point budak.

And biosparite, it's really "Resident Stationary Engineer." Sounds like someone's not up on the cartoon watching ;-).

By Blogger Jenn, at 6/19/2006 09:16:00 AM  

the high school student you mentioned is my friend...

and i had seen how he did that project...

just wanna share

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/08/2006 04:15:00 AM  

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