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McDonald’s Fish McBites Contain Seahorse Meat: A new Urban Legend

Beel loves it! CBS News recently reported “Fish McBites fail to spark McDonald’s sales.”  Well of course they failed, they’re terrible (see Beel’s review). Anyway, Beel got all over this with … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Widespread Seafood Fraud in the United States Documented by Oceana

The ocean conservation organization Oceana, recently released a report that documented widespread mislabeling of seafood sold in United States supermarkets, restaurants, and sushi bars. You can download a copy of … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Google Searches and Patterns in Interest in Shark Conservation, Shark Finning, and Shark Fishing,

In the last year there has been considerable controversy regarding overfishing of sharks and the practice of shark finning.  These were, and remain, hot fishery conservation topics.  To put this … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Day the Ocean Sunfish Went Viral: a Look back on 2012

This photograph, of an ocean sunfish Mola mola, was taken by Daniel Botelho in 2010.  In July 2012 he ran across it, and posted it to his Facebook page.  The … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Fishing Trifishaton

Building on the wildly popular Scofield Ice Fishing Tournament, this year bringing the 7th annual installation of that event, Utah State Parks has inaugurated an ice-fishing Trifishaton for trout in three … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 2012 Eelpout Festival Is In The Books

Beel loves fish festivals.  And the Eelpout Festival seems as crazy as any.  Beel wrote about this festival earlier this year. For Beel, one of the highlights of the festival … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fish Tattoos

Beel says, if you’re going to get tatted, get a fish.  There are some really nice fish tattoos out there.  Beel presents a selection of these on Pinterest. Beel must not … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The British Discover Their Feet: Fish Pedicures To The Rescue

Four or five years ago, or so, a number of spas in the USA began offering fish pedicure treatments.  These treatments, imported from the Middle East, use a small minnow … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Mysterious Ocean Sunfish

Beel loves large fish.  The ocean sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world.  Therefore, Beel loves ocean sunfish.  The best known species of ocean sunfish, the common mola Mola mola, reaches … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

A Fish So Dangerous, It Has A Bounty On Its Head

Beel asks you to imagine a fish so dangerous that there literally is a bounty on its head.  A fish so terrible, that it had to change its name.  What would … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Michigan Voters Support Asian Carp Immigration Reform

“Michigan voters know a lot about Asian carp and 93% of those in a new poll said they are somewhat or very concerned about the fish getting into Lake Michigan, … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is The Sea Cucumber A Keystone Species?

Ecologists refer to species with wide-ranging effects in an ecosystem as keystone species:  in reference, of course, to the keystone in a masonry arch.  For years, corals have been recognized … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 2 Comments