People around the world are eating more fish from farms than from the open sea for the first time ever. This has spurred billions of dollars of takeovers as one of the largest food companies seeks to capitalize on rising demand.
GrowUp’s Kickstarter-funded aquaponic farm is a circular ecosystem with 150 fish, all self-contained in a box.
At the Marlborough Playground in London this summer you’ll see a modified, upcycled shipping container with a greenhouse on top–dubbed the GrowUpBox. It is producing both fresh vegetables and fresh fish, all in one compact set-up.
What’s for dinner at your local sushi joint? Pretty much anything but what’s on the menu. Oceana
Oceana, a nonprofit ocean protection group, took 1,215 samples of fish from across the United States and genetically tested them in order to bring us the following astonishing facts:
Dolphin behavior is still largely an enigma to humans.
Research from the University of Southampton, which examines how dolphins might process their sonar signals, could provide a new system for human-made sonar to detect targets, such as sea mines, in bubbly water.
Continue reading… “Do Dolphins Think Nonlinearly?”
Signs of the impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp – and scientists and fishermen point fingers towards BP’s oil as being the cause.
Two years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen are finding deformed fish and mutant shrimp in their seafood catch…
The genetically modified fish were originally bred to help detect environmental pollutants.
The latest must try food craze to hit America is sushi that glows in the dark. The sushi was inspired by genetically modified fish first bred for scientific research, a video showing how to make the glowing sushi has become a huge hit online. (Pics and video)
The shores of Acapulco’s beaches were this weekend teeming with masses of fish packed so tightly they looked like an oil slick from above. (Pics)
These robots can fool shoals of fish into thinking they are their ‘leader’ and have in tests changed the direction the group swims in.
They might look like a child’s toys, but these robotic fish could one day save the lives of thousands of undersea creatures.
major predators help control the populations of their prey… (but not people)
There may be many similarities between the importance of large predators in marine and terrestrial environments, researchers concluded in a recent study, which examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia.
What about the people that eat them?
A centuries-old religious ceremony of an indigenous people in southern Mexico has led to small evolutionary changes in a local species of fish, according to researchers from Texas A&M University. Continue reading… “Mexican Cavefish Develop Resistance to Toxin”
Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase
AquaBundance is the world’s first green gardening system that has been designed to grow plants and fish, year-round, both indoors and out. AquaBundance is a highly productive aquaponic system that grows a nearly boundless variety of plants using organic nutrients supplied by fish growing in an attractive adjoining tank.
“Now you see me, Now you don’t!”
Researchers led by Vanderbilt’s Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.