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New Episode| The Wild Life of the Mola mola
The Mola mola is one bizarre looking fish, but they are more than meets the eye. Learn more in this short episode from The Wild Life!
The Fastest Fish in the Sea
How fast can fish really be? Faster than you'd probably expect.
Do Fish Blink?
"Do fish blink?" is a reasonable question to ask, but it raises another— “do fish have eyelids?”
This was originally written in 2015 based on a New York Times video from 2008 I decided to share this based on this week's news that the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch has downgraded British Columbia farmed salmon to "Avoid" for their "potential transmission of pathogens and parasites from farms to vulnerable populations of high … Continue reading Salmon Fight
Sunday Fish Sketch| Freshwater Elephantfish
This #SundayFishSketch comes from Ichthyologist, Rene Martin. Visit her shop on InPrint to see more of her artwork or to order prints! Meet the Freshwater Elephantfish Mormyridae Mormyridae is an African family of 200 or so species in the biological order Osteoglossiformes. Oddly enough, but fitting in line with the peculiar and weirdly specific nature of systematics, … Continue reading Sunday Fish Sketch| Freshwater Elephantfish
#SundayFishSketch| Larval Fish and a Podcast
The theme for this week's #SundayFishSketch was fish that don't look like fish, which is most definitely the case with almost all larval marine fish.
#SundayFishSketch| Meet the Tripodfish, a deep sea dwelling hermaphrodite that, well, looks like a tripod---designed by Tim Burton.
#SundayFishSketch Lipogramma idabeli
It's Sunday, which means #SundayFishSketch ! This week, learn about the stunning, newly discovered, deepwater basslet Lipogramma idabeli #SciArt
It's Sunday, which means #SundayFishSketch . This week, travel back to the time of dinosaurs to discover the Xiphactinus. #SciArt
#SundayFishSketch Banded Scuplin
The banded sculpin (Cottus carolinae) is a mottled brown freshwater fish with dark vertical bands native to swift moving streams of the eastern United States where they dine on insects, various larvae, and occasionally, though sparingly, on other smaller fish or crustaceans.
#SundayFishSketch Goliath Tigerfish
If there is any fish that lives up to its name it's the Goliath Tigerfish---a truly gigantic African predator with razor sharp teeth. The largest on record weighed over 150 pounds at nearly five feet in length. For perspective, that's two German Shepard's stacked on top of each other, or a welterweight fighter---and a fighter they certainly are.
#SundayFishSketch Redeye Piranha
Piranhas need no introduction being that their teeth and diet have earned them quite the reputation, especially around Hollywood as a super villains aquarium species of choice or as the center of several B-movies.
#SundayFishSketch Ribbon Eel
Gracefully snaking through the water as if under the control of a rhythmic gymnast, the Ribbon Eel is quite the spectacle.
#SundayFishSketch: Lantern Fish
A fish you probably never heard of has one of the most clever camouflage tricks out there, accounts for 65% of the deep seas biomass, and can disrupt sonar.
#SundayFishSketch Largemouth Bass
If the Largemouth Bass was in school (not the fishy kind, but the human kind), they'd almost certainly be one of the popular kids.
#SundayFishSketch Ocean Sunfish
This #SundayFishSketch, we learn about the Ocean Sunfish, an SUV sized face with fins.
#SundayFishSketch Gulf Coast Pygmy Sunfish
The Gulf Coast Pygmy Sunfish is found in the coastal river drainages of the Sunshine State, Florida, over to southern Georgia.
#SundayFishSketch Splendid Toadfish
If you've ever been down to Cozumel, Mexico, you've been to one of two places (the other being Glover's Reef in Belize) on earth that this species of fish can be found.
#SundayFishSketch Deep-Sea Dragonfish
Meet the Deep-Sea Dragonfish
The Deep-Sea Dragonfish, a scaleless eel-like fish about 6 inches in length that lives (you guessed it) in the deep sea, specifically the bathyal zone of the Atlantic Ocean beyond where any light can reach.
Their common name comes from the Ojibwa word maashkinoozhe, which translates to "ugly pike".
Butterflyfish area group of around 120 species in the Family Chaetodontidae. The one in this weeks #SundayFishSketch is the Copperband butterflyfish.
#SundayFishSketch: Whale Shark
This Whale Shark #SundayFishSketch comes from Ichthyologist, Rene Martin.