Category:
Fish

Human Fishing Contest

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

Dinner Invitation

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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 - 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 redandblack.com:

"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 - 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 - 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:

http://blogs.plos.org/everyone/2012/12/06/prowling-catfish-catch-pigeons-on-land/

The video calls these catfish "The Freshwater Killer Whales".

Posted By: gdanea - 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 - Fri Sep 21, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Fish

Which End’s Up?

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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 - Thu Sep 13, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Fish

Shark Teeth Dentures

George Middlebrook was a Caribbean shark fisherman who made a pair of shark dentures for himself by taking a wax impression of his mouth, transferring the impression to wet sand, pouring hot lead into the impression, and then inserting shark teeth into the lead. (Google News link.) I wonder if he could actually chew with them? Because of his teeth, he was given a small role in the 1956 movie The Sharkfighters.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 16, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Fish, Fashion

No Noodles

No Noodles from Tyler Nicolson on Vimeo.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 13, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Food, Surrealism, Fish, Stop-motion Animation

Goldfish Swallowing

There's a site for every fetish, and if your fetish happens to be watching people swallow live goldfish, then check out goldfishswallowing.com. From their site intro:

Welcome to GoldfishSwallowing.com
Our website offers hundreds of videos of beautiful girls and tight men swallowing whole, live goldfish, tetras, bettas, sharks, and other aquatic creatures. Other small items, like diamond rings, wedding bands, sockets, and pretty much anything else that can fit down a throat, can also be seen within our pages. With the largest swallowing archive anywhere on the Internet, you will definitely find what you're looking for, and we are certain you're going to love it!

They offer some more info in their FAQ:

Millions of people around the world enjoy Goldfish Swallowing, enough so that the swallowing of live creatures actually has its own scientific name (vorephilia). The resources dedicated to this passion are few and far between, and the ones that exist are somewhat sketchy. Goldfish Swallowing, the website, is a common, safe place for people to come together, talk about the activity, and watch videos of others gulping down live fish.

Their sample videos all are safe for work (unless, maybe, you work in an aquarium). Which is to say, that although the site may superficially resemble a porn site, that doesn't seem to be the case -- i.e. no nudity. It's just good-old, wholesome fish swallowing.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 05, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Fads, Food, Fish

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