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August 20, 2014
The reason why they created Twitch: So thousands of people could watch two fish playing Street Fighter II, using controls defined by where they’re at in the bowl.

The reason why they created Twitch: So thousands of people could watch two fish playing Street Fighter II, using controls defined by where they’re at in the bowl.

20:52 // 2 months ago
February 23, 2013

Look out, seafood fans, something fishy is going on

  • 59%of “tuna” consumed in the United States isn’t actually tuna, and the skullduggery doesn’t stop there. Mislabeling of fish in the United States is, according to over 1,000 genetic tests run by ocean protection non-profit Oceana, utterly pervasive, with 18% of fish sold in grocery stores erroneously labelled. The most common place to find mislabeled fish, however? Sushi restaurants, where a staggering 74% of fish is not what you ordered. source
18:27 // 1 year ago
February 21, 2013
Bad News Fish Fans: A recent study of D.C. area restaurants and grocery stores revealed 87 percent of the establishments were misrepresenting one or more of their seafood offerings. The study was carried out at 674 retail locations, pretty much eliminating any chance of a “poor sample size” counter-argument, and has us wondering how we can teach an iPhone to sample our fish before we buy/eat it. source

Bad News Fish Fans: A recent study of D.C. area restaurants and grocery stores revealed 87 percent of the establishments were misrepresenting one or more of their seafood offerings. The study was carried out at 674 retail locations, pretty much eliminating any chance of a “poor sample size” counter-argument, and has us wondering how we can teach an iPhone to sample our fish before we buy/eat it. source

23:05 // 1 year ago
September 6, 2012
jtotheizzoe:

An X-ray of a stingray, whose cartilage skeleton (similar to that of sharks) looks like one of those embryonic alien incubators from the opening scene of a horrific sci-fi movie.
(via Twisted Sifter)

Nobody show this to Ridley Scott. Thanks in advance.

jtotheizzoe:

An X-ray of a stingray, whose cartilage skeleton (similar to that of sharks) looks like one of those embryonic alien incubators from the opening scene of a horrific sci-fi movie.

(via Twisted Sifter)

Nobody show this to Ridley Scott. Thanks in advance.

11:32 // 2 years ago
April 20, 2012
We don’t consider this a protest. We consider this people smoking pot in the sunshine. This is a gathering of people engaging in an illegal activity.
University of Colorado-Boulder spokesperson Bronson Hilliard • Totally being the heavy regarding a yearly 4/20 protest on the school’s campus. The protest is fitting with the school’s party-heavy reputation, which the school itself wants to shake. The solution? The school is using fish-based fertilizer in an attempt to replace the smells of marijuana — which were commonly a part of the protests — with a totally different kinda smell. Organizers have chosen to move the protest to an off-campus location.
19:09 // 2 years ago
December 13, 2011
Did the roots of walking come from “hopping” fish?
Birds gotta fly, fish gotta … walk? Scientists have long known that the early ancestors of almost every four-limbed creature — from mammals to reptiles to birds, and so on —  are fish that learned to breathe on land. But now scientists say that the African lungfish, using its “eel-like body and a pair of flimsy hind fins,” can walk/propel itself underwater, suggesting that walking isn’t merely an above-ground phenomenon. “This shows us — pardon the pun — the steps that are involved in the origin of walking,” said the University of Chicago’s pun-friendly researcher, Neil Shubin. Not that their walking abilities would be obvious to researchers based on appearances alone. ”Their fins seem like the furthest thing from walking appendages possible,” Shubin noted. source
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Birds gotta fly, fish gotta … walk? Scientists have long known that the early ancestors of almost every four-limbed creature — from mammals to reptiles to birds, and so on —  are fish that learned to breathe on land. But now scientists say that the African lungfish, using its “eel-like body and a pair of flimsy hind fins,” can walk/propel itself underwater, suggesting that walking isn’t merely an above-ground phenomenon. “This shows us — pardon the pun — the steps that are involved in the origin of walking,” said the University of Chicago’s pun-friendly researcher, Neil Shubin. Not that their walking abilities would be obvious to researchers based on appearances alone. ”Their fins seem like the furthest thing from walking appendages possible,” Shubin noted. source

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11:30 // 2 years ago
November 23, 2011
A headline in desperate need of a friggin’ rewrite. The grammar of this one is weak. “Regulators steal fisherman of his 900-pound catch”? Perhaps it’d read better if it said “Regulators take away fisherman’s 900-pound catch”.

A headline in desperate need of a friggin’ rewrite. The grammar of this one is weak. “Regulators steal fisherman of his 900-pound catch”? Perhaps it’d read better if it said “Regulators take away fisherman’s 900-pound catch”.

15:52 // 2 years ago
March 8, 2011
theprovince:

Hail Caesar! Experts pondering the fishy deaths of millions of anchovies found in a harbour near L.A.
Read about what may have caused their deaths here.
Check out photos of the fishy situation here.
(Photo credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

That’s the coolest photo of mass creature death we’ve ever seen. Cool enough that we feel guilty for thinking it’s cool.

theprovince:

Hail Caesar! Experts pondering the fishy deaths of millions of anchovies found in a harbour near L.A.

Read about what may have caused their deaths here.

Check out photos of the fishy situation here.

(Photo credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

That’s the coolest photo of mass creature death we’ve ever seen. Cool enough that we feel guilty for thinking it’s cool.

17:12 // 3 years ago
January 3, 2011
If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesperson Keith Stephens • Regarding the mysterious deaths of as many as hundreds of thousands of fish in the Arkansas River, which follows up the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds at the end of last week. So, we think we know which state Springfield is in, guys. source (viafollow)
11:16 // 3 years ago