Frilled sharks have been around for 80 million years, but they are very rarely seen. So it was quite the event when one of these "living fossils" was snared in an Australian fishing net last week.
This scary looking beastie is the European Green Crab. It's not native to Maine, but they started coming over attached to the hulls of wooden trading ships a hundred years ago. But it's only just in the last two years that there's been a massive spike in the crabs' population, devastating the local clam-fishers.
The Antarctic region has been home to numerous fishing villages, whaling stations, scientific bases, and way stations for exploration. Many of these facilities have since been abandoned, left to the snow and ice. But they still serve as remarkable time capsules to the industries and expeditions of their times.
There's a theory that all the noise that we're pumping into the seas — sonar, drilling, and more — may be disorienting for sea mammals like whales that navigate by sound. But there's something else that humans already did to the ocean, according to a new study. We killed off almost all the mammals that were there to…
Isopods are crustaceans (like lobsters). Some isopods are parasitic (like the one staring back at you in the picture up top). If you're having trouble making out what, exactly, this isopod has parasitized, the answer is: a fish. This little monster wriggled its way in through the gills of its host, implanted itself…
Ice-fishing may seem like a waiting game, but in Finland, it's a dynamic, gorgeous process. Here's a sublime short film about three scuba divers on a fishing expedition under Lake Saarijärvi near the town of Vaala. It may take you a second to figure out what's going on here.
As long as 50,000 years ago, humanity was pretty good at the whole sailing thing, colonizing Australia and sailing on open water — but our evidence of advanced fishing technology doesn't reach back nearly as far that. Even though people have been catching sea life for millennia, but the evidence of deep-sea fishing…
In 1964, Sports Illustrated ran a piece on scientists experimenting with LSD for commercial fishing applications. Researchers hoped that LSD could both facilitate the removal of invasive carp and dope up commercial fishing populations on a large scale.
This article from a 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics and Inventions introduces an electrifying new way to catch fish...cooking them before they're caught! Luckily for clumsy sportsmen (and finned beings) everywhere, this trend failed to catch on.