Understanding How Fish Deal with Drought

Drought is a frightening word for any creature that lives in water.  Aquatic animals in regions like California that have historically experienced frequent droughts have evolved remarkable Read More…

Flashback Friday: Hot and Salty

Today's Flashback Friday is the unlikely face of an extreme fish survivor, the Salt Creek pupfish. Even in the hot waters of desert streams that can get Read More…

Flashback Friday: Ghoulish Glowing Fish

On today's Flashback Friday, we wanted to get into the Halloween spirit by revisiting this post on glowing fish. Enjoy! For those of you getting ready to Read More…

Muddy Buddies

Fish never cease to amaze us in their adaptability. We did not have high hopes for finding any fish inhabitants when we approached this puddle while conducting Read More…

Fuel for Thought: Studying Fish Metabolism

Everything we do in life requires energy, and the chemical reactions that convert nutrients into energy in our bodies (known as metabolism) usually require oxygen. Therefore, when Read More…

Hot and salty

Some fish can put up with a lot. And few species highlight the extraordinary adaptability of fishes than those that live in extreme environments, such as dry 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…

Leaf look-alike

It’s a slug. It’s a plant. It’s…a little bit of both. In honor of International Day for Biological Diversity (today), we wanted to spotlight some science related Read More…

Ghouls, goblins, and glowing fish

For those of you getting ready to enjoy the ghouls, goblins, and glow of jack-o-lanterns this evening, be prepared to get chilled to the bone. Here in Read More…

Under pressure

Fish can withstand some punishing conditions miles below the ocean’s surface, but no fish have ever been found in the sea’s very deepest depths. Now, researchers believe Read More…