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To Identify Whale Sharks, Scientists Looked to the Stars - Atlas Obscura
"Researchers and citizen scientists can upload a photo of a whale shark they’ve seen—ideally, the patch of spotted skin just behind its left gill slits."
fish  software  space 
december 2017 by kevan
Princeton University - Video-gaming fish play out the advantages of groups
"The researchers projected the simulated prey — which appeared as small reddish dots — onto one side of a tank containing the famously ravenous bluegill sunfish."
games  fish  simulations  illusions  emergence 
april 2016 by kevan
An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret | Colossal
"Not having a roof, the basement floor remains under several feet of water year round. At some point in the early 2000s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species."
fish  dereliction  japan  shopping  via:viv 
july 2014 by kevan
Japanese Ice Aquarium Offers Cool Alternative to Normal Aquariums
"Bathed in blue light, presumably for atmosphere, the specimens include about 80 different species of marine life, flash frozen as they're unloaded at Kesennuma's port on the Pacific Ocean."
fish  ice  japan 
july 2011 by kevan
Review: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin | By genre | Books
"Our brain stems, inherited from amphibian ancestors, still spurt out odd signals producing hiccups that are, according to Shubin, essentially the same phenomenon as gill breathing."
fish  evolution  books 
february 2008 by kevan
Japan in culinary offensive to stop spread of US fish | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
"The keepers of Japan's biggest lake have called on the public to join in one final push to eat the bluegill fish - possibly the most reviled creature in Japan - into extinction before it does the same to threatened native species."
japan  fish  food  evolution 
november 2007 by kevan
The Host (2006)
A sleekly-animated fish-monster pursues a badly-quarantined family through rain and disinfectant clouds, while heavy-handed Americans clunk around in the background. Always good to be slightly wrong-footed by the unfamiliar film tropes of another country.
filmlog  3stars  monsters  fish  mutation  pollution 
november 2007 by kevan
Seven Deadly Colours: The Genius of Nature's Palette and How It Eluded Darwin - Andrew Parker
Seven different colours in nature, seven different mechanisms of colour generation, and seven predator-fooling examples of why eyes aren't so perfectly evolved after all. Good worldview-changing science, with some nice flourishes.
booklog  evolution  light  paint  illusions  birds  frogs  fish  insects 
june 2007 by kevan
Enzymatic Browning in Fruits, Vegetables and Seafoods
"The mechanism of wound healing in aquatic organisms is similar to that which occurs in plants in that the compounds produced as a result of the polymerization of quinones exhibit both antibacterial and antifungal activities."
food  plants  fish  science 
december 2006 by kevan
At the Water's Edge - Carl Zimmer
How life made it from the water onto land, and how a few species decided to go back; great evolutionary weirdness. A history of both the creatures and the people who've studied them in the past 150 years.
booklog  evolution  water  fish  mammals  history  bones  air 
november 2006 by kevan
This Whale's (After) Life
"For more than a decade, Smith has been pursuing the idea that whale corpses (called whale falls when they fall to the bottom of the ocean) serve as biological stepping stones for a host of exotic deep-sea animals."
water  death  fish  mammals  bones  evolution  via:erik 
january 2006 by kevan
ITP Spring Show 2005 - The Polite Umbrella
"A user can easily adjust their umbrella anytime by pulling a handle so that one can protect themselves from harsh winds or bumping into others. The shrinking movement is immediate and is capable of morphing shapes to that like of a jellyfish."
weather  technology  fish  via:wmmna 
december 2005 by kevan
The Times: Invasion of Six-Foot Jellyfish
"The problem first became obvious in the late summer when fishermen chasing anchovies, salmon and yellowtail began finding huge numbers of the jellyfish in their nets."
fish  monsters  apocalypse  food  water  via:collision 
december 2005 by kevan
Telegraph | Something fishy down at London Aquarium
Robotic fish. "They aim to swim at the same speed as tuna and have the acceleration of a pike and the navigation skills of an eel."
robots  fish  london  todo 
october 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Gamblers are a superstitious bunch
"Younger, better-educated professional fishermen working aboard state-of-the-art trawlers were more likely to be superstitious than older, more traditional fishermen. This might be because the modern fishermen have invested more [and] have more to lose."
delusions  psychology  magic  money  fish 
september 2005 by kevan
Michael Kelly's Page of Misery: Lateral thinking test
Extreme-lateral-thinking answers to the usual problems. "The aquatic baddies from Stingray killed him." Fun how catch-all a lot of the proper answers can be.
puzzles  humour  fish  via:holly 
august 2005 by kevan
Hospitality Net - The World’s First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens
"Ithaa will sit five meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views." Passing sharks choosing the diners that they wish to eat.
fish  food  water  via:jones 
may 2005 by kevan
Mythical Creatures: The Sea Monk
"He spake not a word. All manner of meates he gladly did eate, but more greedilie raw fishe, after he had crushed out all the moisture. [...] At length, when he was not well looked to, he stale away to the sea and never after appeared."
fish  religion  squid  monsters  mysteries  food 
february 2005 by kevan
Mythical Creatures: The Sea Bishop
"A fish that appears like a bishop. This idea may be based on the belief that everything on land has a corresponding creature in the sea. [...] Might be: a giant squid. Squids have heads shaped like a bishop."
fish  squid  mysteries  monsters  religion 
february 2005 by kevan
The Menu - Fat Duck Restaurant - Heston Blumenthal
"For example, eat sardine on toast sorbet for the first time, confusion will reign as the brain will be trying to tell the palate to expect a dessert and you will therefore be tasting more sweetness than actually exists."
brains  fish  food  illusions  science 
november 2004 by kevan
Ken rinaldo - robotic sculpture, interactive art inspired by natural systems
Nice organic tech-art, including a piece that "allows normally aggressive fish to interact without killing each other and explore their environment beyond the limits of the fish bowls".
art  fish  robots  technology 
september 2004 by kevan
Neuroethology: Jamming Avoidance Response in Electric Fish
"Certain weakly electric fish with sinusoidal, wave-type electric organ discharge (EOD) waveforms reflexively shift their EOD frequency away from interfering frequencies of nearby conspecifics, in order to avoid "jamming" each others electrical signals."
electricity  fish 
september 2004 by kevan : Ocean Robots Would 'Feed' on Whale Food
Krill-killer robots: "If you have a cup full of concentrated plankton, and you let it degrade, that would be equal to about a c-cell battery."
electricity  fish  robots  water 
august 2004 by kevan
The New York Times > Ogre? Octopus? Blobologists Solve an Ancient Mystery
It's those decomposed whale corpses, again. "In 1972, a jittery analyst wondered if one particularly enigmatic blob was the decomposing body of a giant alien from outer space."
aliens  death  fish  octopuses  science  squid 
july 2004 by kevan
New Scientist: Releasing Nemo a disaster for native fish
"Individuals are releasing their pet fish with the best of intentions, but in the wrong ocean."
evolution  fish  world 
july 2004 by kevan
Telegraph | News | Scientists serve up a safer blowfish
Poison-free fugu. I assumed it was GM, but it's actually just a diet change.
cheating  fish  food  poison  science 
june 2004 by kevan

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