Seahorses are famous for flipping the usual reproductive pattern on its head–a seahorse female impregnates the male by laying eggs in his pouch, and the male cares for the developing babies through an 18 day “pregnancy.” But you have to wonder: how does she get her eggs in there?
Hey, you, what’s your favorite fish? Oh, salmon, that’s cool. Except that “salmon” may not have been what you think it was at all. So what was it?
Almost half of all U.S. seafood is plucked from the seas and deposited directly into the trashcan, according to a new study on global seafood consumption. The majority of the waste, say researchers, is taking place in our kitchens.
How do you get fish to develop a third set of chromosomes? This is something that many smart people have been working on for a long time. In fact, triploid fish are the only legal kind of fish to farm in many areas. Learn why we need to screw around with fish DNA, and how to do it.
And here I thought stingrays were jolly surfers of the ocean. Not to crabs! Watch as this giant stingray catch a spider crab and vacuum suck the poor crab right into the stingray’s mouth. It’s like one minute the crab is there, the next he’s been vaporized. Poor crab was too busy molting to realize the UFO of the sea…
It seems hungry birds have been snatching the lampreys from their watery spawning grounds and dropping them over land when they lose their grip on the long, wriggly, toothy fish.
Of all the fish in the world, only a few have the capacity to maintain warmth in specific parts of their bodies. But as new research reveals, the deepwater opah has the unprecedented ability to circulate heated blood throughout its entire body, making it the only known fully warm-blooded fish.
When fish move together in a single school, they can sometimes resemble one massive organism that changes its shape depending on how it needs to travel. From mesmerizing vortexes to shoals that scatter before larger fish, these piscine movements each have their own kind of beauty.
This fish was already having a bad day when a young boy managed to catch him. Then, a snake grabs him from the boys hand and takes him on a harrowing trip through the grass before the kid is able to release him back in the water. Worst. Day. Ever.
To a female sand goby fish, this little guy could be everything she’s looking for. He has great dancing moves, good rhythm, and a fantastic burrow that looks like a fine place to leave some eggs. But before she commits to spawning, she’ll need to give his bachelor pad a sniff.
Feel like going down to the beach this weekend? Don't do it. Or if you have to for some reason, don't go into the ocean. Because there are things swimming around your waters that can bite you with your own teeth. If that's not scary enough for you, by all means, plunge in!
Late last week, the remnant of a badly damaged fishing boat was spotted off the coast of Oregon. Remarkably, the boat — adrift since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami — brought a number of fish along with it — and they're still alive.
The desert pupfish, a fish on the verge of extinction due to the simple misfortune of living in Death Valley, has managed to survive by learning to hold its breath for up to five hours at a time.
The Black Book of Carmarthen, named for the color of its binding and believed location of origin (the Augustinian Priory of Saints John the Evangelist and Teulydog in Carmarthem), is the oldest surviving manuscript written in the Welsh language.
Donald Erdman was a scientific aide in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum (later the National Museum of Natural History) from 1947 to 1950. In 1948, Erdman was part of a fisheries survey of the Persian Gulf and Red Sea under the Arabian American Oil Company. The Smithsonian has digitized his notes…
Ever wonder what would happen to a deep sea fish if it swam too close to the surface, or why scuba divers have to ascend very slowly after a deep dive? The latest TED-Ed video provides the answers as it explains the physics of pressure change.
Whoa. This new video showing piranhas being fed in a Brazilian river is absolutely horrifying.
Wild salmon are pink (or pinkish-orange, depending on geography) for the same reason flamingos are pink: their diets, which are heavy in krill and shrimp. But farm-raised salmon are fed a diet that renders them gray... or it would, if they weren't carefully "pigmented" to transform into more appetizing hues.
As a planet, we're producing and eating more meat than we used to. But just what does that look like in terms of our plates 40 years ago versus today? This chart shows us exactly.
After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising. There was something alive swimming in the just over 30 feet of water: this strange, clear fish.