Look at two funny Japanese with their
fishes. It's amazing what they can do with the fishes. Click
here to watch this video. Special Thanks to
Joshua From Okemos Michigan for sending us this link.
The Chinese mitten crabs found around the Chesapeake and Delaware bays in recent months are mating,
scientists confirmed, raising concerns the invasive crab could be making a home in the area. Click
Special thanks to Zsofia in Hungary for the link to this story.
A menacing fin pierced the surface and sliced toward us. A great blue shark—three meters in
length—homed in on the scent of blood like a torpedo. As my wife, Melanie, and I watched several large sharks circle our
seven-meter Boston Whaler, a silver-blue snout suddenly thrust through a square cutout in the boat deck. “Look out!”
Melanie shouted. We both recoiled instinctively, but we were in no real danger. The shark flashed a jagged smile of
ivory saw teeth and then slipped back into the sea. Click
to go to
A new report proposes a simple way to prevent invasive species from sneaking into the Great
Lakes aboard oceangoing cargo ships: Just add salt water. In a study released Tuesday, scientists said vessels should be
required to flush their ballast tanks with full-strength seawater before entering the St. Lawrence Seaway, the passage
to the lakes. Click
Fish make great pets. Although you can't pet them or play with them as you would with a dog or cat or
smaller pet, they can bring life and color to your home. Veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner stopped by The Early Show Monday
to explain how a pet fish can be a great alternative for a family that doesn't have time to walk a dog or care for a
cat. Fish provide a way to teach children responsibility and tech them how to care for an animal. But, as with any pet,
there is a certain amount of knowledge needed. Click
Damselfish can appear quite contrary to species that wander into their gardens of algae by aggressively
chasing off larger fish and even nipping at human divers. But for some damselfish species, protecting their "crop" is a
matter of survival for both the fish and the algae, according to recent research. The dusky farmerfish has developed a
co-dependent relationship with a species of the red algae. Both creatures are found on coral reefs in the Ryukyu
archipelago, a scattering of islands that stretches between southern Japan and Taiwan. "Not only do the fish rely on the
algae as a source of food, but the algae only survive well if they are farmed," said Hiroki Hata, a marine biologist
from Kyoto University in Japan. Hata said. Click
Who ever heard of a fish being in two minds about something? Yet it seems that like humans, fish process
information - and perhaps emotions - on different sides of the brain. Fish growing up in the wild among predators use
their left eye to look at novel objects, while their offspring raised in captivity use the right eye. This suggests that
life experiences can affect which side of the brain fish use, and even, says Victoria Braithwaite of the University of
Edinburgh, UK, that they have emotional mindsets, since different sides of the brain may correspond to a curious or
suspicious attitude. "The lab-reared fish could process information about novel objects in the left brain [which means
they are looking at things with their right eye] because they feel more comfortable, whereas their parents are more
How long can you hold your breath? For even highly trained humans, it's a few minutes, tops. Compare that
with the killifish, which can survive without oxygen for more than 60 days, by far the longest of any vertebrate. Annual
killifish, Austrofundulus limnaeus, live in temporary ponds in arid regions of Venezuela. Their embryos ride out
seasonal droughts buried in mud, where microbial action often uses up all the oxygen. Click
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