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Fish, Fisheries and Queryomics

Fish as Art

Beel has found two recent presentations of fish photographs that are presented, rightfully so, as art.  Please friends, allow Beel to share these presentations. Adam Summers, a professor at the University … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parasite Got Your Tongue? Life History of a Crustacean that Replaces Fishes’ Tongues

Woo hoo, says Beel!  It’s movie night, all day Friday.  Grab some popcorn and watch this really neat animation put together by Nova.  You know, Nova (PBS), as in we … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yarkon Bleak Reintroduction into Isreal Rivers a Success

The Yarkon bleak Acanthobrama telavivensis is a small minnow native to Israel’s coastal river systems.  It is an unremarkable fish, really, silvery in color and reaching a maximum length of only 20 … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giant Goldfish Will not Take over Lake Tahoe, USA

Captures of several large specimens of goldfish Carassius auratus in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada, USA have been blow way out of proportion. Unquestionably, the fish result from aquarium releases.  This is … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabre-toothed Blenny Implicated in Bizarre Underwater Panty-cleaning Scheme

The Sabre-toothed blenny Aspidontus taeniatus is one of several species of fishes known as false cleaner fish.  These fish mimic the coloration and movements of cleaner wrasses, which make their … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carp as Snitches: Using the Judas Fish Technique

The common carp Cyprinus carpio was intentionally introduced into the USA in the 1800s.  The history of these introductions is obscure, however, in 1877 the US Fish Commission imported carp … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hundreds of Thousands of Menhaden Die along the North Carolina Coast

Yesterday reports surfaced of a mass die off of menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus in Masonboro Island, North Carolina according to the NCDENR. The magnitude of this die off surpasses even that of the legendary New Year’s … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ups and Downs of Ocean Sunfish Migrations

Ocean sunfish Mola mola commonly are observed basking at the sea surface. Catching some sun, thinks Beel. Three explanations have been offered for this “basking” behavior: (1) the fish is ill, … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment