Category Archives: Fish

Clear-Cut Fishing

A few years ago, in a post about a reconstructed fish weir–a fence used to trap fish–I noted that, historically, this was a good strategy: Every year, a fishweir is reconstructed on the Boston Common (more information is available here). … Continue reading

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From Alberta, Canada: Goldfish, some the size of dinner plates, are being found from Lethbridge to Fort McMurray, the province says. “It’s quite a surprise how large we’re finding them and the sheer number,” said Kate Wilson, aquatic invasive species … Continue reading

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I Suppose I’m an Amateur Hipster Ichthyologist

There has been a spate of stories about the fish known as the opah, since recent work shows that it’s sort of <a href="http://First discovery of a warm-blooded fish!“>warm-blooded. The Mad Biologist was enthralled by the opah long before it … Continue reading

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Meet the Flying Gurnard

The New England Aquarium has finished renovating the Giant Ocean Tank. At the top level of the tank, some small exhibits have been added. One of them features a flying gurnard (a fish). They’re not native to New England, but … Continue reading

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Fishweir on the Common

So there’s a fish weir on the Boston Common for the next few weeks: Here’s the reason why there is a giant fence in the middle of Boston designed to catch fish.

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On Boston’s Fishweirs and the Demise of Coral Reefs

Andrew Revkin, in response to a NY Times op-ed claiming that the coral reefs are doomed, finds some other marine ecologists who disagree. Frank Bruno states: It is scary, but is it true? I don’t think so. I have been … Continue reading

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I Want a Fish Robot

The Harvard Museum of Natural History has one: Stick some laser beams on it and we’re ready to go! Unfortunately, this is the only version I could possibly afford: Not nearly as snazzy-looking.

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