January 2, 2004 |
They're played in flashbacks by hot young things Ewan McGregor and Alison Lohman, but "Big Fish" stars Albert Finney and Jessica Lange aren't exactly chilled salmon. Lange and Finney, who have been nominated for five Academy Awards each, even share a romantic scene in a bathtub - fully clothed. But Lange decided to heat things up: "Rather than just sit at opposite ends in the water, I thought it would be more interesting if I got on top of him, to invoke the idea of a mermaid," said Lange.
May 23, 1991 |
As a child growing up in Baltimore, John Camper had a habit of collecting stray animals. Not homeless dogs or cats, he says, "just weird stuff," like lizards and tadpoles. His favorite pets, however, were fish. Every room in his house had a tank. Nowadays, Camper, 28, gets to play with some very big fish and one colossal tank, the New Jersey aquarium, which is set to open in March on Camden's waterfront. His official title at the aquarium is assistant curator of fishes, but it would be more appropriate to describe him as the Shark Guy. Camper, whose idea of work attire is a T-shirt, shorts and fishing rod, will oversee the care and feeding of the big sharks in the aquarium's two- story-high main tank.
June 13, 2011
Investigators are trying to determine what killed as many as 1,000 fish in Ridley Park Lake over the weekend. The dead fish were reported Saturday evening at the Delaware County lake. Police and state agencies including the Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat Commission were at the scene. Initial water tests did not immediately point to a cause, DEP spokeswoman Deborah Fries said Sunday night. She said water samples had been sent to a lab in Harrisburg for more testing.
July 2, 1995 |
Blessed with a prime, easy-access location that includes two large parking lots, Big Fish could probably do well without trying very hard. But it's obvious that the Detroit-based, Chuck Muer chain wants its West Conshohocken link - number 20 - to do very well. Two recent review meals at the restaurant showed consummate concern with pleasing patrons. A new, lightened and brightened interior, sunny as a beach house, has replaced the no-fun decor of the previous seafood restaurant on the site.
May 25, 2003 |
This summer, 180 million Americans will travel to the seashore. Most go to relax. Many will dine on the local residents: crabs, oysters, fish, shrimp. But few are aware that the ocean is in deep trouble. Fewer still are aware that trouble for the ocean means trouble for us. A new study published in Nature magazine underscores just how bad things are. It finds that only 10 percent of previous stocks of large, predatory fish - tuna, swordfish, marlin, cod, halibut, skates and flounder - survive in the seas.
May 16, 1986 |
FBI agents stepped onto the deck of a 25-foot fishing boat at an expensive bayside development in Virginia Beach, Va., yesterday and an 18-month hunt was over. They put the cuffs on Dr. Lawrence William Lavin, the fast-living Philadelphia dentist who left town in November 1984 after being identified as the boss of a multimillion-dollar cocaine racket that allegedly catered to wealthy "yuppies" like himself. Agents said the 31-year-old Lavin had been living under an assumed name in waterfront elegance in a colonial-style home that neighbors said is worth about $225,000, complete with swimming pool and hot tub. He apparently bought the home in an exclusive neighborhood called Middle Plantation, on Lynnhaven Inlet, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, soon after his disappearance from Philadelphia.
April 8, 1990 |
The scream of line stripping off the heavy-duty spinning reel broke the tranquility of the early-morning cruise. Doug Blank jumped off his transom perch, yanked the rod from its holder and passed the works to a wide-eyed tyro in the fighting chair. Something Big had inhaled the bait. Something Big wasn't happy with this new association. It took eight seconds for 250 yards of line to peel off the reel, course through the bent-over rod and disappear into the drink. Just a free meal for Something Big. "Welcome to The Hump," Steve Phillips shouted from the tuna tower of his 38-foot Hatteras.
August 25, 1991 |
There's no getting around it - a big fish is an intimidating item. A 12- pound turkey just looks like Thanksgiving and a bunch of sandwiches, but a 12-pound bluefish looks like final exams at cooking school. Looks, however, are deceptive. Cooking a large fish is easy - if you have a large barbecue grill - and there are many rewards. The most important payoff is deliciousness. There's far less danger of dryness when you cook a large fish whole, and the slight flavor of smoke is a definite plus.
August 2, 1992 |
They had seen schools of blues, a couple of sharks, a couple of dolphins. Five hours into the fishing trip, with noon still an hour away, they got their first hit. "Reel hard, man," the captain, Ron Rookstool, yelled from the tuna tower on this 36-foot, single-engine fishing boat. There was kill in his voice. He smelled meat. Everybody - the four paying fishermen, the captain, his mate - knew there was a big fish at the end of the line. The journey was made in search of big fish.
August 16, 1986 |
The nation's most successful bass anglers are having very little success with large fish in the 16th BASS Masters Classic tournament. The 41 finalists in the event, the annual "World Series" of BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), are finding lunker largemouth hard to come by. Jerry Rhyne, a seasoned tournament pro from Denver, N.C., moved into first place yesterday after being in second after Thursday's opening day. Rhyne had five fish weighing a total of 6 pounds, 14 ounces, giving him a two-day total of 12 fish weighing 16-8.