food
Tour the Fish Farm Hidden in a Hong Kong High-Rise

In cities as crowded as Hong Kong, there is nowhere to go but up up up—even for fish. So, on the fifteenth floor of a high-rise, is a mini ocean in the sky: 80,000 litres of salt water where young groupers swim under cool, blue light. Could this be the future of urban farming? Read More >>

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13-Year-Old Girl Learns Important Lesson About Not Hitting People in the Head With Fish

A young girl who attacked a shop worker by hitting him in the face with a fish has been reprimanded, with part of her punishment being made to write a letter of apology. A punishment that assumes someone has taught her how to write. Read More >>

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What Happens When Four Sharks Meet a Giant School of Fish

Four blacktip reef sharks swim among a school of bait fish off the coast of Argentina. The fish, naturally, do not seem happy to see said sharks. That is most certainly because the sharks are hungry, and they are the buffet. Read More >>

environment
Privacy of Fish Living in 7,200m Pacific Trench Violated by Scientists

A group of scientists have sent their probing vehicles to the bottom of the New Hebrides Trench, a literal hole in the Pacific some 7,200m deep. Their findings suggest each deep ocean trench may have a different ecological make-up, and there's no stock set of deep-living creatures that inhabit every deep sea hole. Read More >>

photography
A Tornado of Fish Looks Incredibly Scary

If this school of fish surrounds you, your skin will melt, your flesh will be eaten raw and your bones won't have a morsel of meat left on them. Real tornadoes are probably still scarier but fish tornadoes look like the sentient arm of some sick underworld cartoon monster. Read More >>

animals
This Fish is Driving its Own Motorised Aquarium

It's always a good idea to give your pets lots of exercise and freedom. But how does that work with a fish that is reliant on a tank full of water to live? That's easy; you just strap its aquarium to an RC car and rig up a device that lets the fish steer. Read More >>

food
What Do Fertiliser, Omega-3 Pills, and Pig Feed Have in Common? A Fish

You have never seen a menhaden, but you have eaten one. Although no one sits down to a plate of these silvery, bug-eyed, foot-long fish at a seafood restaurant, menhaden travel through the human food chain mostly undetected in the bodies of other species, hidden in salmon, pork, onions, and many other foods. Read More >>

science
There is Technically No Such Thing as an Electric Eel

There are, however, electric fish: eight-foot long, 600 volt, mouth-breathing, alligator-killing fish. Read More >>

robots
This Machine Perfectly Fillets and De-Bones Fish with X-Rays and Water

Machines that can accurately and efficiently fillet a fish have been used for years to speed up processing plants—though only with farmed fish that are all the same size and weight. Fish caught in the wild usually have to be processed by hand given the variaton in size, but a new machine that employs x-ray vision and precise water jets can finally automate the filleting process. Read More >>

science
Fresh Fish! Sliced and Diced! Tested for Radioactivity

Hundreds of pounds of freshly caught fish are express-mailed to a building in the small town of Onjuku, Japan, everyday. There, a team quickly slices and dices the fish into fillets. But this is no kitchen, and the fresh fish are definitely not for consumption. Read More >>

photography
Check Out These Pigmented Fish, Like Creatures Made from Neon Lights

Because it never gets boring to look inside creatures, living or dead, here's Cleared: a photo series by Adam Summers that straddles the super-narrow divide between science and art, showing deceased fish in various states of transparency to expose their complex insides. Read More >>

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Late Night Fish Sex Sessions May be the Cause of Mysterious South Coast Hum

Residents in and around the Hampshire town of Hythe have been baffled by a mystery humming sound, which kicks off at around 10.00pm every evening and continues through the night. Experts believe it may be caused by the sound of a certain species of fish preparing itself for a night of lovemaking. Read More >>

food
Chippy Accused of Racism Over 25p Ketchup Assault

Apparently, people in Edinburgh favour putting brown sauce on their fish & chips, an odd regional peculiarity that's caused a man from Glasgow to claim a chip shop's 25p fee for tomato ketchup is akin to "racism" -- because it gives away the brown stuff for free. Read More >>

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Scientifically Accurate Finding Nemo Would Be Horrifyingly Incestual

Okay, so, um, here's your perception-warping, good-times-stomping news of the day: Finding Nemo is a damn lie. Not in an "oh, fish can talk" sort of harmless lie, but in an "oh my god, Nemo would grow up to bone his dad" sort of awful lie. The Fisheries Blog broke down the science of Finding Nemo and pretty much exposed that Nemo's mum would die, Nemo's dad would switch sex, and Nemo would eventually mate with his female dad. Read More >>

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Swedish Swimmers Warned of Testicle-Eating Piranhas

Human testicles are a "natural target" for the pacu fish, a relation of the piranha, which has been spotted by fisherman in the Oresund Sound that separates Denmark and Sweden. Local men are being advised to keep their vegetables under wraps. Read More >>

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