Cannibal Lancetfish

Cannibal Lancetfish

With bellies full of plastic

(November 16, 2017) In recognition of the poor eating quality of the longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox), parts of this story are written in poor taste. Longnose lancetfish, also known as longsnouted lancetfish and...

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Squid Pro Quo

What big eyes and big beaks they have

(October 19, 2017) First, I'll answer a reader's question about the giant salp from last time: Does it ever get eaten? I answered, "Yes. Everything gets eaten — even you, eventually." However, I...

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The Name of the Blob

What to say in front of the children

(September 14, 2017) On a beach somewhere, a colorful blob is washing up and ignorant parents are calling it "a jellyfish" in front of the children, who respond, "That's not a fish, it's...

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Cannibal Lancetfish

    • George Mira - great comment. I think they consider the lancetfish to be slow in…

    • on November 18, 2017
  • Re: Cannibal Lancetfish

    • From time to time we see these beautiful fish washed up on local shores. Their…

    • on November 17, 2017
  • Re: Squid Pro Quo

    • Thank you Mike for the educational and entertaining monthly column. BTW, I have a recipe…

    • on November 7, 2017
  • Re: The Name of the Blob

    • I liked reading this.

    • on November 7, 2017
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