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Holy Crap, This Is A Lot Of Freaking Sharks

Video: Smithsonian Channel’s Secrets of Shark Island is a wonderful documentary about the ecosystem in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands, a group of four volcanic islands 386km off of Mexico. Because it’s “the only natural juncture for miles” in the Pacific Ocean, there’s a lot going on around there. Most scarily, a shit ton of migrating sharks. My God, just look at all them.


Swimming In A Vortex Of Sardines Looks Quite Beautiful

Video: There’s nothing I want more in the world than to be surrounded by so many sardines in the ocean that it looks like you’re stepping into a magical vortex that will transport you to another dimension. Which means, I need to book a ticket to the Philippines, drive to the airport, figure out how to get to Moalboal, Cebu, rent a scuba mask, take a deep breath, and then dive into the ocean.


Unsettling Experiment Shows That Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

We don’t usually think of fish as being particularly smart, but a new experiment reveals that at least one species of tropical fish is capable of distinguishing between human faces. Scientists have never seen fish do this before, and it’s changing our understanding of these creatures and how brains work.


Live Fish Photographed Inside A Jellyfish Knows The Furthest Depths Of Regret

While freediving in their home of Byron Bay, Australia, photographer Tim Samuel and videographer Franny Plumridge stumbled on a rare sight: A fish stuck inside a jellyfish. The fish was apparently somewhat able to steer its new and permanent hat.


Young Fish Get Hooked On Plastic Microbeads

European researchers have discovered that larval fish love to gobble up plastic microbeads, which stunts their growth and makes them more vulnerable to predators. It’s yet another reason to ban these awful materials and to limit the amount of plastic entering into our lakes and oceans.


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.


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