Combing for Hairtails

Touring the fish markets of Korea during the 2016 World Fisheries Congress exposed us to many unique and unusual fishes, including hagfish and skates. Another eye-catching fish Read More…

Slime Time: Hagfish in Korea

Today, the third Wednesday of October, is National Hagfish Day, a day dedicated to that most slimy of aquatic ambassadors, the hagfish (class Myxini). Since we’re sure Read More…

Toothy predator

When we write about salmon predators on our blog, we’re usually focused on non-native introduced sportfish that live in freshwater. But there’s a whole different world of Read More…

Tsunami Stunts Fish Growth

Picturing the effects of the 2011 Japan tsunami conjures up vivid images of the immediate disaster: swamped fishing boats, towns washed away, or the meltdown at the Read More…

The dish on fish guts

Food webs are important features of any ecosystem – but in an environment like the river or the ocean, how do you actually identify who eats who? Read More…

A bite to remember

Our staff tends to have one thing in common: we love the water, whether it be fresh, salty, or carbonated. As a result, we often tend to Read More…

The warm-hearted fish

Fish don’t have a reputation for being particularly “warm” creatures – a heartless and unfeeling person is even referred to as a “cold fish.” But a recent Read More…

Meltdown and mingling

Atlantic and Pacific Ocean fish species kept apart by a frigid Arctic may soon be able to mingle as the planet heats up. So predicts an international Read More…

Fish in sheep’s clothing

Blending in is key to the success of the dusky dottyback (Pseudochromis fuscus), a coral reef fish from the south-west Pacific and eastern Indian ocean. The sneaky Read More…

Gopher (rockfish) guts

We know the importance of studying what fish eat when it comes to the feeding habits of salmon predators (see What’s for dinner, Last meal, Survival of Read More…