A new study has found that “schooling” is a horrendous process in which an individual’s unique personality is unceremoniously supplanted by groupthink and the notion of bravery is cast aside when a danger to the overall status quo is presented. School, in this case, is the group that fish swim in. What did you think…
There are thousands of ships sailing the seas to catch the fish you eat, and now you can watch them sail the ocean in almost real-time on this interactive map
Mammals are unique in that they’re practically the only creatures that take the time to chew their food. Or at least that’s what we thought. New research shows that stingrays also use chewing motions to grind down their meal. And as this video attests, it’s pretty damned weird to watch.
We eat fish and throw away the scales. But now researchers have figured out a reason those fish scales might be worth saving.
Hey buddo, I get it. Going to the dentist is no fun and fish need to eat. It’s logical—symbiotic even. And fish aren’t going to chastise you about cavities, or drinking too much coffee, or not flossing. And they won’t try to talk to you about classic cars while inside your mouth (looking at you, Dr. Gershon).
Any kind of home aquarium takes an inordinate amount of upkeep. Everything needs cleaning and filtering and feeding all the damn time. And fish are nasty little bastards who can’t love you and won’t hesitate to eat each other.
Summer is here, and it’s time for some hot bear-on-fish action.
Smithsonian Channel’s Secrets of Shark Island is a wonderful documentary about the ecosystem in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands, a group of four volcanic islands 240 miles off of Mexico. Because it’s “the only natural juncture for miles” in the Pacific Ocean, there’s a lot going on around there. Most…
There’s nothing I want more in the world than to be surrounded by so many sardines in the ocean that it looks like you’re stepping into a magical vortex that’ll transport you to another dimension. Which means, I need to book a ticket to the Philippines, drive to the airport, figure out how to get to Moalboal, Cebu,…
We don’t usually think of fish as being particularly smart, but a new experiment reveals that at least one species of tropical fish is capable of distinguishing between human faces. Scientists have never seen fish do this before, and it’s changing our understanding of these creatures and how brains work.
European researchers have discovered that larval fish love to gobble-up plastic microbeads, which stunts their growth and makes them more vulnerable to predators. It’s yet another reason to ban these awful materials and to limit the amount of plastic entering into our lakes and oceans.
In order to serve fugu (pufferfish) in Japan, a chef needs to have a special license. That’s because fugu is poisonous and toxic and lethal. So why would someone eat something that could kill you? Because when prepared properly, it’s safe to eat and delicious. Watch chef Sasaki, a fugu specialist for over 45 years,…
Why can’t I look away? Maggots and bugs and creepy crawlers gross me out in every which way and yet I’m so fascinated with seeing how they attack a John Dory and Gunnard fish over a multiple week period. The fish are wiped completely clean, there’s not a single bit of flesh on them after the bugs go through.
Here’s a lovely view of a salmon run in Lake Iliamna, Alaska. Just being able to see the rivers filled with salmon from up above is incredible, it’s just packed to the brim with fish. It’s also pretty cool to be able to track all the different areas the salmon are in, from the mouth of the river to the gravel beds.
Some brave Canadian laddermen recently showed up to put out a grass fire, but their hoses weren’t getting any suction from the hydrant. Why? Because it was stuffed with fucking fish!
Two years ago, a huge, inexplicable hot patch of water appeared in the Pacific Ocean, and stayed right through the seasons—until now. Referred to among scientists as “the Blob,” it’s finally gone away, taken by El Niño. It may only be a matter of time, though, before the Blob lives again.
As global temperatures rise, many animal species are edging toward the poles and even climbing mountains to stay within their preferred temperature ranges. The result is a slow but noticeable shift in the world’s ecosystems, both on land and at sea.
One of the largest remaining chunks of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is coming down tomorrow, as engineers continue to dismantle the aging piece of infrastructure. But how to protect the fish and other wildlife in the area as it gets taken down? By blowing bubbles.