We’re getting closer to MACNA and the end of summer ? but we have another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord that hopefully is a nice consolation prize. Have a great weekend all!
Home for Wayward Goldfish
The life expectancy for a goldfish in a bowl is about two years. But under the right conditions, such as in this sanctuary at the Paris Aquarium, they can live for much longer than that.For more videos: http://str.sg/oPPP
Posted by The Straits Times on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Don’t flush that goldfish or release it in the wild, because the outcome is just bad! But what are you going to do with that fish when its got nowhere else to go? The Paris Aquarium has found a unique way to deal with this, providing refuge to unwanted goldfish and developing a fun display while they’re at it.
3D Fish Bowl
Layer upon layer of resin gives this fish painting a lifelike 3D effect! ? Thanks to ? Lane Mcgehee (YT: Cosplay Lane)
Posted by Spotlight on Saturday, August 18, 2018
Fish art is awesome and this project is meticulously built using layers and layers of resin to deliver this glorious 3D rendering.
Eye Spy a RoboFish
Pale and plump with a tail that swishes side-to-side, this robotic fish spies on real fish https://cnnmon.ie/2BuArD5
Posted by CNNMoney on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The SoFi is a robotic fish that is built to spy on other fish. Designed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), it is designed “to swim naturally alongside other fish in open water and spy on them without raising suspicions or disturbing their natural habitat.”
Take a Bite Outta Coral
Hawksbill sea turtles have an appetite for coral, which is more bizarre than you think.
Posted by Nat Geo Wild on Friday, August 24, 2018
McGruff the Crime Dog wants to take a bite outta crime, but some sea turtles have an appetite for coral and have scientists wondering why. The Hawksbill turtle was thought to have a taste for sponges however, their diet is much more diverse and their much more unique than previously thought.
The Final Frontier?
No human has seen this area of the Atlantic before. (via Seeker)
Posted by Science Channel on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The bottom of the ocean is a fascinating place and here’s more proof.