Do you ever get that feeling? The High. Are you a fish geek too?

Obsessed. To be obsessed about something. It’s such a beautiful word. Loud. Expressive. Used to convey an insufferable expression of fixation about something. Isn’t it wonderful? To be filled with that mind controlling thought. The poison that drips from the very cosmos of…

Friday Smorgasbord: Why fish smell, stupid human tricks, circuit pen, cold corals, nudis and more

Welcome to this addition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We have a few fun ones lined up for you today. Ever wonder what makes fish smell, well fishy? It has to do with the natural process of decay and some physiology…

Fish may be smarter than we think

Fish might be a lot smarter than we think. Recent research poses the cognitive and perceptual abilities of fish often match or exceed those of other vertebrates, and there’s strong evidence that they feel pain. They are probably the most utilized creatures on earth by…

Friday Smorgasbord: Old seas, strange fish and 3D maps

It’s Friday and here is another edition of our weekly smorgasbord of weird, wacky and interesting. Starting off is the discovery of a 100-million-year-old ocean found under the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. US Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologists drilling discovered what…

Myripristis botche, the lesser known but beautiful blacktip soldierfish on display during Aquarama 2013

If you think Soldierfishes are something unattractive and common, you’ll be sure to change your mind after one look at this exquisite fish that was on display at Aquarama 2013. The subadult Blacktip or Finspot Soldierfish became an instant hit during…

Friday Smorgasbord: Algae apartments, ocean currents and more

The worlds first algae-powered building is now operating in Hamburg, Germany. The 15-unit apartment building uses 129 algae filled louvered tanks hanging over the exterior of the south-east and south-west sides of the building. The algae grows and shades the building…

Friday Smorgasbord: Coralbots, shark-stalking robots and a tongue-eating louse

We all made it through the first month of spring and have another fun edition of the Friday Smorgasbord to set your weekend off in a fun, entertaining way. First off, we have to say we do have a thing…

Friday Smorgasbord: “You might be a redneck…” edition

Nothing like opening a Friday Smorgasbord with a Jeff Foxworthy-esque statement, “You might be a redneck when you get your feathers ruffled over dihydrogen monoxide in your water supply!” April Fool’s Day always comes with lots of groaners and a few…

Friday Smorgasbord: Saving reefs with antacids, fish molars and more

Ocean acidification and rising temperatures are taking its toll on our oceans’ reefs, but one team from Australia is testing a way to solve the issue by treating the water with an antacid. The team from the Carnegie Institution for Science…

Friday Smorgasbord: Fish radar, falling fish, fish on drugs and more

Yesterday may have been Valentine’s Day but today we have lots of fish love for today’s edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We have fish radar, falling fish, fish on drugs and more today! Let’s start off with some interested news…