Great Barracuda - Sphyraena barracuda

Great Barracuda - Sphyraena barracuda

February 28, 2012

Potential Shark Repellant?

Hmmm... A Vancouver fisherman has invented a sound-producing device that mimics a pod of Orca Whales. He uses it to repel seals and prevent them from eating the salmon he catches. My first thought? I wonder if this new invention would work as a shark repellant??

Orcas are primarily bony-fish eaters, but have been known to prey on Great Whites and other top predators as well - see above. If this contraption would repel sharks, folks and sharks would be lot safer.

Need to look into this further...!

Click Here for article :)

February 20, 2012


One Scad is beautiful. A school of Scad is gorgeous.
Tarpon and Bar Jack slicing a school of Scad is Heavenly.

February 17, 2012

One in Winter

If this doesn't make you want to go fishing, nothing will.

One in Winter from ryan peterson on Vimeo.

February 13, 2012

Glowing Sushi? Noooooooo!

This is so wrong, on so many levels.
Pet store fish injected with bioluminescence from jellyfish, frozen, smashed into paste, and served as sushi under a black light? For a party? Gross!
The narrator isn't a scientist, he's an outreach coordinator, but he's "really excited about these fish... it's one way to get adults and children interested in science." I'd say that's a very far-fetched rationale.
Who in their right mind would tell their kids, "OK, kids... It's time to go to the pet store to get fish for sushi!"
Why not also tell them, "OK kids, it's time to go to the pet store to get hamsters for hamburgers!"
There's no difference. And neither is scientific.

February 10, 2012

Paula Predicts...

This is just goofy: An octopus named Paula predicted the Super Bowl.
What's even goofier? That this was newsworthy.
Goofier still? The fellow at the end of the clip disagreed with the octopus!
HA! What a hoot.

February 3, 2012

Killing the Clue isn't a Cure

Fishermen know that seabirds follow fish. Looking for fish? Look for birds. When the fish move on, so do the seabirds.

That cormorants have moved inland to feed is a clue to a larger problem: fewer fish at sea. Will killing the cormorants bring back the fish? Unlikely.

Click here for article.