Photo credit: Scott Gardner When I was in college, I had fish in aquarium. I repeatedly tried to train them to retrieve a beer from my dorm fridge, open the bottle with an opener, and hand fin it to me. Sadly after several hours of me miming instructions and elaborate PVC piping spanning between the . . . → Read More: Tool Use In Fish
Add this to your growing list of Earth going to hell Enjoy your shucking while it lasts. Wild oysters are now “functionally extinct” in many places around the world where they were once plentiful. More than 85 per cent of their reefs have been lost due to overfishing, according to a new study via Wild . . . → Read More: Wild Oysters Functionally Extinct?
And to end you day on a uber-depressing note, sure to give you at least some nightmares Scientists studying Caribbean reefs say that 2010 may be the worst year ever for coral death there. Abnormally warm water since June appears to have dealt a blow to shallow and deep-sea corals that is likely to . . . → Read More: Caribbean Coral Die-Off Could Be Worst Ever
Via Climate Shifts this morning I discovered this video which enamored me for two and a half minutes. You have to go there to get the skinny on the video though (you should be reading them anyways!), but the punchline is “The range of fish, sharks, rays, sea snakes and other animals sighted on BRUVS . . . → Read More: Sharks and Reef Fish Trash Baited Camera
From the wire… A vast stretch of deepsea coral reefs in the south Atlantic passed a key step toward full federal protection as a special habitat where destructive fishing trawls are prohibited. The deepwater coral reefs, spanning 23,000 square miles from the North Carolina down to the Florida coast, are a relatively pristine habitat, rich . . . → Read More: Protection For Deep-Water Corals Close
Here a bunch of bit from around the web I haven’t had time to get to… Best Job in the World? Blogging, living on reef in a luxury home, getting paid…qualifications needed: charismatic, not needed: advanced degree in marine biology. I can’t believe I wasted all this time on a degree! No iron dumping off . . . → Read More: Link Roundup