Healthy Diet May Lower Relapse Risk After 1st Myelin Attack Signaling MS

Good News Notes: “A ‘prudent’ diet rich in fresh fruit, non-fried fish, whole grains, vegetables, and nuts may lower the likelihood of a relapse in people with a first demyelinating event, a major risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), a study in Australia suggests. While the researchers did not find a strong link between such a…

Reduce plastic pollution to preserve all marine life

 Good News Notes: “Oceans play a vital role in life on earth, a role that affects humans in addition to whales, fish and turtles. Around 18 billion pounds of plastic are leaked into the ocean every single year  — that’s equivalent to 1 billion elephants, 80 million blue whales or 25,000 Empire State Buildings. If…

Tennessee 9-year-old reels in nearly 80-pound fish

Good News Notes: “A Tennessee 9-year-old earned bragging rights against his siblings when he caught and released a nearly 80-pound fish on a family trip. Coye Price was on a quest to catch a fish bigger than what his sisters reeled in when he hooked a 79.8-pound sturgeon in the area around Spencer Creek. Price’s…

Nez Perce Tribe trying to reestablish eel-like fishes in Idaho river

Good News Notes: “Biologists say some people might think when they first see a Pacific lamprey that it’s a snake, or possibly an eel. But they would be wrong. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the lamprey are eel-like primitive fishes that lack the jaws and paired fins of true fishes. Like salmon,…

Wild animals are exploring cities during coronavirus lockdowns

Good News Notes: “When humanity’s away, the animals will play. With much of the world driven indoors to quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, some species not often seen — or, at least, rarely in such large numbers, and certainly not against such empty backdrops — are exploring cities, the Guardian reports. Photographers and social-media users…

These Fish Can Create Entirely New Species When They Have Sex

Good News Notes: “When humans choose the wrong mate, it can end in divorce. When cichlids choose the wrong mate, it can fuel the development of a whole new species.” “That’s not a bad outcome for what’s usually an unfortunate mistake, and it’s one of the main reasons this colourful little fish is so exceptionally…