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Urgent FDA fish recall: All this fish should be thrown out immediately

November 17th, 2021

First, there was a massive meat recall involving 119,091 pounds of salame sticks potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Now, there’s an urgent FDA fish recall involving a bacterial infection threat. Oregon Lox has recalled seven different Wild Cold Smoked Keta Salmon Lox brands. Routine sampling found that a specific lot might have been contaminated with Listeria …

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Octopuses are so fed up with 2020 they’ve started to punch fish

December 23rd, 2020

New research shows that when octopuses and fish hunt together, it’s not uncommon for octopuses to actually punch their fish partners to keep them in line. The behavior appears to be associated with something akin to frustration on the part of the octopuses, which, I mean, is totally understandable.  The researchers, who gave the fish-punching …

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Aquarium fish are starting to miss humans

May 16th, 2020

Fish at Australia’s popular Cairns Aquarium are feeling a bit down after lockdown prevented visitors from coming to see them. We don’t usually think of fish as having emotions, but the scientists who work with them say that’s definitely not the case. Even some wild fish at the Great Barrier Reef are missing the constant …

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Can this hideous fish solve world hunger?

February 24th, 2020

When it comes to solving the world’s hunger problems, we often focus on maximizing crop yields and changes the food producers could make to better serve the ever-growing population of the planet. Researchers from the University of California have a slightly different solution in mind, and it involves a fish you’ve probably never heard of. …

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If you see this fish, kill it

October 10th, 2019

Invasive species can be a major problem no matter where they pop up. Whether plants or animals, species that are taken to new areas can rapidly disrupt the ecosystem and drive native species out, or even push them to extinction. In the United States, invasive fish species are unfortunately fairly common, but the Georgia Department …

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Catch-and-release fishing might actually be doing more harm than good

October 10th, 2018

Catching fish for food is something that has been done for, well, pretty much since the dawn of mankind, but fishing as a hobby or sport is a relatively recent wrinkle. Sportsmen who fish simply for the enjoyment of it often adopt strict catch-and-release policies to ensure that fish populations remain robust, sustaining their pastime …