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Norway's Turning Power Plant Emissions Into Fish Oil

With millions of tons of carbon dioxide billowing into the atmosphere from our power plants, one possible solution to the pollution is carbon capture — sequestering the greenhouse gas before it ever leaves the plant. But then what do you do with all that carbon? Norway has an interesting new plan: farm salmon.


Slow-Motion Video Reveals How Fish Actually Eat

Video: This slow-motion video shows how fish actually eat. When they want to catch prey, they throw their jaws forward and create a space where water rushes into their mouths, instead of moving their whole bodies forward as I — and the guys at Smarter Everyday — thought.


Massive School Of Anchovies Looks Like A Hungry Giant Alien Oil Blob

This big black blob that recently appeared off the San Diego coast looks like the fallout from an oil spill, or an undersea plague coming to haunt humans and probably steal their souls. In reality, it’s a massive school of anchovies — harmless enough that people are actually snorkelling through the dark mass of fish.


Scientists Discover That Spiders Kill And Eat Fish Too

A new research paper just published in the scientific journal Plos One brings us new fuel for nightmares: Spiders not only eat other insects but also kill and eat fish often much larger than them. And it’s not only one or two species but many species at a global scale.


I Never Thought Fishing With Dynamite Worked Like This

I never expected dynamite fishing to be like this. I thought that a lot of dead fish would appear on the surface and then they would pick them up but, as this video shows, the dynamite makes the fish go crazy and they start to jump everywhere — including inside the fishing boat.


Just Like Stupid Humans, Fish Get Cocky When They Drink

We humans love booze as liquid courage, but we’re not the only ones who feel extra capable after a few swigs. New research shows that a tipsy zebra fish will swim faster than the sober fish in its school — like a big show-off. And just like humans, the sober fish will speed up rather than be outdone by a drunkard. Humans: basically, we’re just big fish.


How To Get A Fish To Cross A Dam

Imagine you’re a river herring, maybe about a 30cm long, swimming merrily upstream when you suddenly hit a giant concrete wall. How do you cross it? Engineers are now designing new fishways disguised as broad, rocky pools that help migrating fish make their way through dammed up rivers.


Tour The Fish Farm Hidden In A Hong Kong High-Rise

In cities as crowded as Hong Kong, there is nowhere to go but up, up, up — even for fish. So, on the 15th floor of a high-rise, is a mini ocean in the sky: 80,000 litres of salt water where young groupers swim under cool, blue light. Could this be the future of urban farming?


This Fluff Ball Is A Vicious Beast That Eats Fish Larger Than Itself

Short poem for the bloody hairy frogship: Oh how cute, the hairy frogfish. Walks around, the mighty sea. Check him out, he chomps some fresh dish. What a bastard, you must agree.


What Happens When You Throw Four Sharks Into A Giant School Of Fish

Four blacktip reef sharks swim amongst a school of bait fish off the coast of Argentina. The fish, naturally, do not seem happy to see said sharks. That is most certainly because the sharks are hungry…