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There’s a really good point that has been brought up many times about scientists. We suck at sharing our results with the public. Or sometimes we share, but in a way that very few people (scientists included) could understand. One of the problems may be a lack of emphasis on the big “So what?” People…

Giant Smalleye Stingray

New footage of the world’s largest stingray. Thanks to Hunter for bringing this to our attention.

Training Your Fish

I cannot train my dog Mathman not to poop in the house, but an aquarist named Lindsay at the New England Aquarium has a Lumpfish named Blondie to do tricks (no flaming hoops yet). Note that this is not an April Fool’s joke. If it were, Blondie would also be performing Under the Sea in…

Psychadelic Frogfish Videos

Last April we brought you images of a newly discovered frogfish with some unusual characteristics. Here are two videos of the Histiophryne psychedelica in action. After almost a year it has been confirmed, by the way, that this fish is indeed a new species to science. When the fish opens its mouth for the second…

The Barreleye See Through Head Mystery

The barreleye has been known to science since 1939 but scientists have never understood why the fish had a see-through head. Well now researchers at MBARI have solved the mystery: the barreleyes’ see-through heads allow them to read each others’ thoughts! OK not true. Actually, their see through heads allow their long tubular eyes to…

We’re gonna need a bigger canoe… This is not a hoax. This monstrous Chinook Salmon was found dead in a shallow stream by the California Department of Fish and Game. Biologist Doug Killam discovered this angler’s dream during a survey of salmon that had recently spawned in Battle Creek, California. “I have counted tens of…

Deepest Living Fish Discovered

A joint UK-Japanese team has discovered the new record holder for the world’s deepest living fish. At 7.7km deep in the Japan Trench, the researchers managed to take some great video of Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis doing its thing. The clowns at Deep Sea News have already covered this and we suggest you check out their site…

Many Fish Emit Red Light…

While Andrew wows you with such exciting facts as What Kind of Hay to Feed an Oryx from the AZA, I thought I’d cover some actual bizarre zoological news this week. A group of ichthyologists have recently made a startling discovery, one that was literally glowing right before their eyes. This fish subsists on a…

Walking Catfish

After some torrential rain in Pinellas County, Fla, residents were treated to some friendly neighborhood walking catfish. Once again, this was sent to us by Kevin Zelnio who runs an online Viagra store or some such. Interestingly, the link he sent us was from a recent local news broadcast, but a little bit of sleuthing…

Piranhas and Pedicures

I rarely divulge details of my personal life on Zooillogix because, frankly, I am quite a catch and I didn’t want female readers leaving their husbands. On July 12th however, I (Andrew – the older and wiser one who still has both hands) got married. I tell you this because something horrible happened shortly before…