Posts tagged fish
Underwater photographer Jason Isley of Scubazoo.com, based in South East Asia, might be having a bit too much fun documenting marine organisms.
Actually, I think he’s having just the right amount of fun with these photos! I hope none of his figurines got swallowed though… Awesome.
Piranha Crowned Biting Champ of Fish World: The fierce fish ranks high in bite strength among all other vertebrates as well. Its extinct cousin, the “megapirahna” may have put an even bigger hurt on prey in the ancient Amazon basin.
he looks shocked to hear it…
These toothy predators likely see the world only in black and white.
The ramifications of this discovery could be huge, helping to save both sharks and people.
“Firstly, this knowledge may enable us to design fishing gear that is more specific for target fish species and thus reduces unnecessary bycatch of sharks.”
“Secondly, it may help us to design equipment that is less attractive to sharks (wetsuits and surfboards, for example) that may help to reduce attacks on humans.”
— Nathan Hart, research associate professor at the University of Western Australia’s School of Animal Biology and The Oceans
The people of this island learned to catch and communicate with sharks in the Pacific from the creator of all things, Moroa. In a world where most humans view sharks with a mix of fear and loathing, Papua New Guinea is one of the few places where people embrace them.
Moroa made Lembe the shark before he made man but after he had made the sun and the moon and put fish and dolphins in the sea.
After creating [Lembe the shark], Moroa held Lembe by his tail (Papua New Guineans say you can still see the mark of Moroa’s thumb and forefinger on every shark in the sea) and explained to the shark the conditions on which he could approach man…
It would seem Discovery employees like to dress their dogs as sharks!
UPDATE: We Want your Pets Dressed as Sharks!
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Granted, fish aren’t *swimming* in space yet, but their high-tech microgravity marine habitat has just been delivered to the space station by the Japanese cargo spacecraft HTV-3:
Yes, it’s the moment we’ve all (secretly) been waiting for: Fish In Space!
Let’s just hope they do better than the Space Butterflies.
This is a lovely creature.
The peacock flounder has two eyes on one side of its head.
A new study reveals the evolution. Fascinating. And this creature. *love*
Photo credit: Corbis
from DiscoveryNews’ Christina Reed:
That marine biologists found elevated traces of radioactive Cesium in Pacific bluefin tuna is not reason enough to stop eating the fish. That the fish are often caught when they are only one or two years old and sold in markets and grocery stores before reaching maturity is.
Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) is fished unsustainably. In 2010 an international trade ban, which the United States supported, failed to draw the necessary votes to list bluefin tuna (both Pacific and Atlantic) under the protection of CITES Appendix I. The recognition would have listed the fish as threatened with extinction and prohibited international commercial trade. This type of protection is needed from the international community as without it even the Unites States continues to show weakness in taking stronger protection measures.
Whole Foods, the Texas-based natural foods supermarket, no longer carries fish considered to be unsustainable.
The Whole Foods ban includes fish that is either overfished or caught in a harmful way, according to their website.
The popular Atlantic Halibut made the list. Though, the company will still sell Atlantic cod that is caught by hook and line or gillnets.
“Stewardship of the ocean is so important to our customers and to us,” David Pilat, the global seafood buyer for Whole Foods told the New York Times. “We’re not necessarily here to tell fishermen how to fish, but on a species like Atlantic cod, we are out there actively saying, ‘For Whole Foods Market to buy your cod, the rating has to be favorable.’”
Here’s a look at the list of fish that the superstore no longer sells and why.