Layang Layang Blues

Diving in Layang Layang, Sabah, Malaysia. The cheapest place to see schooling Hammerheads annually (if you are lucky).

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Other fishes and birds

Wx-very hot and sunny, Sea-very calm, Vis-very blue, Current-very strong, Life-very good and getting better.

These 2 days sightings has been mobulars, oceanic white tip and 1 hammerhead swimming around in the bar. But don't let that stop you from dreaming about the others in the water.

That's the latest for the fishy report and moving on to the birdies....

They are not back yet. And we don't eat them, which some of you might have some doubts. Especially now with all those reports about the bird flu and all. Please read the following, it might help those that have their head stuck underwater for too long.

"GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that cooked poultry does not transmit bird flu in a bid to calm mounting consumer fears as the virus spreads. 

"The WHO confirms that when poultry products are safely handled and properly cooked, humans are not at risk of acquiring H5N1 (bird flu) infection through food," the United Nations agency said in a statement. 

European countries where the virus has been detected have reported big drops in consumption of chicken and other poultry products, and France, Europe's largest producer, is facing curbs to its exports.

Some 20 countries, including Morocco, Egypt, Thailand and South Korea, representing 5 percent of French foreign poultry sales, have imposed restrictions after the deadly disease was found in a turkey farm in the east of the country. 

"Globally, the evidence demonstrates that there is no risk of infection when birds and eggs are well cooked, as this kills the virus," the WHO said, adding that poultry products were important sources of protein. 

It noted that since December 2003, when the virus reappeared, 173 people have been infected, of whom 93 have died. But none of these cases has been linked to the consuming of properly cooked poultry."



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