Plastic Consumption by Predatory Fish Revealed

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Predatory fish from the offshore waters around Hawaii have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastics and other marine debris. This was found as part of a study conducted by scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The scientists who, over a six year period, investigated the stomach contents of 595 fish representing 10 predatory open-ocean species, including commercially ...

Chilean Sea Bass May Not Be `So Green’

August 23, 2011 / No Comments

Is Marine Stewardship Council mislabeling fish as `eco-friendly’ and selling them to gullible consumers? Some studies suggest so. For example, researchers found that some fish labeled `green’ by MSC (labeled as Chilean sea bass, or toothfish) were actually tuna, greenling, and mackerel.   Thus MSC, which gives seafood products its stamp of approval, has come under a cloud and consumers and researchers ...

Biologist Takes a Trip to the Amazing World of the Giant Manta Ray

November 11, 2009 / 3 Comments

Precious little is known about the giant manta ray fish, and Biologist Andrea Marshall got to know them slightly better thanks to a first hand experience with the fish. She calls them "the most beautiful underwater birds" and simply looking at the images, we can clearly understand what she means.

How Marine Life Has Been Depleted Over the Ages

May 28, 2009 / No Comments

In the early 1800s, the ocean around New Zealand contained about 27,000 southern right whales – that is, about 30 times more than today. This has been revealed in one of several startling reconstructions of ocean life in olden days and presented at the Census of Marine Life conference on May 26-28, 2009, in Denmark. [caption id="attachment_5304" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Night Fishing ...

Concern Swells as Fish are Getting Fatter

May 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

Traditionalist anglers and environmentalists have expressed concern over the obsession of making the fish fat by overfeeding, which will make them too easy to catch. British Ian Chillcott, a leading coarse angler and a fishing writer, says that "fishery owners are guilty of overfeeding and if you are making the fish more reliant on bait, the fish consider it their natural ...

Fish That causes LSD-like Effect When Eaten

May 16, 2009 / 1 Comment

In an interesting development, a fish that can induce LSD-like hallucinations when consumed has been found in the waters of the United Kingdom. The fish in question, the sarpa salpa species belonging to bream, is normally found in the Mediterranean and around South Africa. [caption id="attachment_5103" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="The sarpa salpa fish that causes LSD-like hallucination"][/caption] Britain’s DailyMail reported that Andy Giles, a ...

Let’s Make it Clear: We Can Not Eat Money !

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

I know you guys can read, but I just feel like saying it out loud, again. "Only when the last tree has died, and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught, will we realise that we can not eat money" There's so much truth in that ... - via AmericansAreBrainwashed

Feet Cleaning Fish

July 25, 2008 / 9 Comments

There's a beauty salon in Virginia that is tapping into a natural resource to clean their clients' feet ... fish! The salon is using bottom feeders to suck on, nibble away at, eat at the dead skin on the feet of their customers. This sounds like something that might come out of America. Too lazy to bend over and scrub their ...

70lb Big Head Carp

July 25, 2008 / No Comments

A Chinese dude landed a 32.5kg (71.5lb) big head carp. Yeah, I suppose if a fish weighed in at the size of the maximum weight for a piece of luggage, it would have a big head. The carp was also 1.38m (4'6") tall. The man was fishing in a 60-meter deep water pit and the fish was caught with a net ...

When Monkeys Go Fishing

June 13, 2008 / No Comments

There's a saying, "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, feed him for life". What do they say when monkeys learn how to fish? And, don't they say things like when cows fly or pigs play the piano? In Bangkok, the long-tailed macaque monkey can grab fruit from trees or bananaz from tourists, ...