Smart as a Wrasse

In the hierarchy of animal intelligence, we humans tend to place fellow warm-blooded mammals such as dogs, chimpanzees, or maybe elephants at the top. However, new research Read More…

Here Be Giants

California is home of “the Giants,” and not just on the baseball field. One of the most imposing fish on the Pacific coast, the giant sea bass Read More…

Fish in the Grass

The pipefish is a skinny marine fish named after the thin pipes men used to smoke in the mid-1700s. But what makes these members of the family Read More…

Flashback Friday: Jabba the Hutt

Today's Flashback Friday has a deep-sea Star Wars theme. May the Fourth be with you! Resembling the intergalactic criminal in George Lucas’ Star Wars saga, this salmon Read More…

A stubborn fish called cabezon

The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a unique fish living on the Pacific coast. Generally found near the ocean floor, the cabezon is known for being stubborn because Read More…

Flashback Friday: Toothy Predator

In today's Flashback Friday, we head out on the water for a little fishing, and come face to face with a toothy lingcod. When we write about Read More…

Flashback Friday: Ocean Sunbathers

While you're soaking up some sun this summer, learn about one of the ocean's giant sunbathers, the Mola mola, in today's Flashback Friday! Making forays to the Read More…

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…