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Dracula Fish Discovered

A new kind of fish with Dracula style fangs has been discovered…in a fish tank that researchers had been keeping for a year. The fish had been living at the London Museum of Natural History for almost 12 months before scientists realized that they were a new species. They had been collected in Burma. Which…

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…

Goblin Shark Wrassling

Some people look at this and see a terrifying undersea monster with potrusible jaws like our old pal from Alien. I see my dog Izzy playfully tugging on my sleeve… after some sort of horrible experiment that mutated her into a nightmarish killing machine. Kidding kidding. The goblin shark is a fascinating resident of the…

The Georgia Aquarium just unveiled the latest addition to it’s bigger-is-better strategy: Nandi the manta ray. Apparently rescued from shark nets off the Coast of South Africa, Nandi spent the last few months living at uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa. When it became clear that Nandi was going to outgrow her enclosure and…

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…

Two doozies in a row brought to you today by our good friend Kevin Zelnio of Deep Sea News and The Other 95%. The first is this awesomeness: Amazing video of a giant freshwater stingray caught in Thailand and covered as part of National Geographic’s Megafishes Project. This specimen measured 14ft long but fisherman in…