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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Food, Stupid Criminals, Fish, 1980's

A Pet Well Loved

Would you pay 'a few hundred dollars' for high risk brain surgery on a gold fish? Well, this pet's owner felt it was worth the expense. George came though just fine. If you'd like to see more pictures they are available on yahoo images.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Sep 18, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Pets, Fish

Pet Me

Wow! Who'd have thought it?! Sharky the pettable shark.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri May 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Fish

Human Fishing Contest

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 12, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Surrealism, Fish, 1940's

Dinner Invitation

A family kayaking along the British coast made an unusual friend. A dolphin started swimming along with the family and entertaining them with his antics. The animal seemed primarily interested in 14 year old Lucy Watkins, especially so when he brought a 10 pound cod to withing 5 feet of her boat. Then , as if to say, 'join me for dinner' he dove and came back up with a sea bass for himself and started eating. A very nice gesture for a new friend.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Aug 19, 2013 | Comments (14)
Category: Fish

Fish Urine Research

Jake Allgeier studies fish urine. I guess someone has to. He says that there's a lot more of it than you would think, and it's a lot more important for marine environments than people realize. From

"A funny comparison is if you take the biggest ungulate herd — so that would be bison, antelope, deer and elk — in Yellow Stone National Park, per meter squared — so per unit area — the fish on one of the reefs that I look at...they actually pee more than three times more [than that herd]," he said. Fish urine even dwarfs fertilizer-heavy golf course runoff — per meter squared — in nutrient content.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 07, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Science, Fish, Body Fluids

Tombstone for a Trout

Mrs. Keyte of Blockley, Gloucestershire had a pet trout that would eat worms from her hand. When it died in 1855, she erected a tombstone in its honor. That tombstone remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Blockley. And it's perhaps the only tombstone for a trout in the world. [National Geographic, 1917]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jan 07, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Obituaries, Pets, Fish, Monuments, Sightseeing, Nineteenth Century

Catfish Hunting Pigeons On Shore

When these 3 to 5 foot catfish in France senses some motion on the shore, they have adapted their behavior to catch pigeons for dinner. They actually come onto the shore to get the birds. Here's a video of a successful catch.

According to the Public Library of Science, the fish have a 28 percent success rate, which is way better than any hunting or fishing I've ever done.

Here's the link to the story:

The video calls these catfish "The Freshwater Killer Whales".
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sun Dec 09, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Fish

Camera Stealing Octopus

It sounds like a joke, but when the octopus wants the camera, you may have to chase it to get the camera back.

Some great video, sound and subtitles, plus a free ride for the octopus on a spear gun. No octopi were injured in the making of this video.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Sep 21, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Fish

Which End’s Up?

Scientists are studying a relatively new and unusual species of Vietnamese fish. Phallostethus cuulong carries its genitals on its head, both males and females. They also copulate because the the eggs are fertilized inside the female rather than after they are laid as many other species of fish do. Smart evolution, joining in the the fun part of reproduction!!
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Sep 13, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Fish
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