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Serious Problem in the Ocean: Sardine Crash

Predators, fishermen suffering as a result

(Newser) - The West Coast sardine population was down 72% since 2006 per a fall assessment—the worst crash since the mid-20th century, and one with far-reaching implications, particularly since the steep decline is expected to continue. One of those implications: Ocean predators that depend on sardines may be starving, the Los ... More »

India's Bizarre Asthma Cure: Sardines, Swallowed Live

Tens of thousands down the fish in annual ritual

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of asthma-sufferers mobbed a southern Indian stadium today to swallow live sardines smeared with a yellow herbal paste they believe will cure their breathing problems. Despite doctors' criticism, the Goud family has drawn throngs of people for years with a secret fish and herbal formula it says... More »

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