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Australia Will Fight Its Pesky Fish Population With $15 Million Worth Of Herpes 

Australia has a carp problem. According to Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce, managing the fish — also known as “Australia’s worst freshwater aquatic pest” — costs about $500 million per year.


Watch A Chef Make A Dish With A Poisonous Pufferfish

Video: In order to serve fugu (pufferfish) in Japan, a chef needs to have a special licence. That’s because fugu is poisonous, toxic and lethal. So why would someone eat something that could kill you? Because when prepared properly, it’s safe to eat and delicious. Watch chef Sasaki, a fugu specialist for over 45 years, prepare his fugu dish.


Oh Great, Another Reason To Worry About Seafood

It’s a well-known fact that some of our favourite seafoods come with an unsavoury dose of heavy metals like mercury. But there’s another group of chemicals that sometimes lace our tuna steaks, and the latest findings on them are anything but appetising.


Watch The Grossness That Is Fish Decomposing Over Time

Video: Why can’t I look away? Maggots and bugs and creepy crawlers gross me out in every which way and yet I’m so fascinated with seeing how they attack a John Dory and Gunnard fish over a multiple week period. The fish are wiped completely clean, there’s not a single bit of flesh on them after the bugs go through.


A Stunning Aerial View Of Salmon Migration

Video: Here’s a lovely view of a salmon run in Lake Iliamna, Alaska. Just being able to see the rivers filled with salmon from up above is incredible, it’s just packed to the brim with fish. It’s also pretty cool to be able to track all the different areas the salmon are in, from the mouth of the river to the gravel beds.


We Could Double The Number Of Edible Fish In The Ocean By 2050

Time and again, our appetite for tasty seafood pushes our favourite species to the brink of collapse. We’ve seen it with North Atlantic cod, Pacific bluefin tuna and Peruvian sardines. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A new study finds that the majority of the planet’s fisheries could be sustainable within ten years, and commercial fish stocks could double by 2050 — if the world adopted a few common-sense management strategies.


Firefighters Open Hydrant, Find It Stuffed With Fish

Some brave Canadian firefighters recently showed up to put out a grass fire, but their hoses weren’t getting any suction from the hydrant. Why? Because it was stuffed with fish!


This Fish Chasing A Laser Pointer Is Everything

The playful nature of fish may not be widely known, but this little puffer shows it off wonderfully. Look at it go! This is just adorable.


El Niño Just Made That Mysterious Warm Blob In The Ocean Disappear

Two years ago, a huge, inexplicable hot patch of water appeared in the Pacific Ocean, and stayed right through the seasons — until now. Referred to among scientists as “the Blob”, it’s finally gone away, taken by El Niño. It may only be a matter of time, though, before the Blob lives again.


Rising Temperatures Are Driving Hundreds Of Species To The North And South Poles

As global temperatures rise, many animal species are edging toward the poles and even climbing mountains to stay within their preferred temperature ranges. The result is a slow but noticeable shift in the world’s ecosystems, both on land and at sea.


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