Monthly Archives: January 2011

One Invasive Lionfish Down, A Hundred Thousand to Go

The Caribbean lionfish epidemic has been covered in FishiLeaks before, so all three of my devoted readers should be well aware of this pernicious menace. Lionfish can devour up to 80% of native fish larvae on a given patch of … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Fish. Hallelujah?

With no warning whatsoever some two thousand sardines and mackerel plunged to earth from the clouds… The fish were fresh, still with a smell of the sea about them. The fish struck people, cars, and roofs, but not, apparently, from … Continue reading

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Turtle Crap: It’s What’s for Dinner (if you’re a batfish).

The batfish* is one of the most common reef denizens in Southeast Asia, and also one of the most pleasant. They’re large, triangular-bodied fish, and they move with the undisturbed placidity of organisms that are neither predator nor prey. They … Continue reading

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