Many people may ask the question: why study such an exotic sensory system such as the electrosensation in electric fish? Could it be because of the natural curiosity that we as human’s exhibit, or maybe because we are intrigued by the various morphological and physiological adaptations that are seen across a plethora of environments? Well, more evolved organisms have achieved their higher traits not from new mechanisms that spontaneously appeared, but from old mechanisms that they share with simpler organisms. Therefore, it is through the study of simpler process that humans hope to better understand their own complex process. Electric fish have perfected the analysis of temporal information and have shown that they can very easily decipher…
Smoked Sea Bass Fish
1. Sea bass – 4-5 lbs, skin-on fillets
2. Water – 1 quarter
3. Salt – 1 cup
4. White granulated sugar – 1 cup
5. Paprika – as per taste
Instructions to follow:
1. Dissolve salt and sugar in the brine over a low heat.
2. Let the mixture set to cool.
3. Take Sea Bass, remove fillets and rinse under running water properly.
4. After rinsing, let the fish rest in brine and kept in fridge for at least 6-10 hours.
5. Preheat the smoker and add the wood…
The movie Finding Nemo starts out with Marlin and his wife, who are both clownfish, talking about their future in the Great Barrier Reef which they have made their new home and their eggs. Soon a barracuda attacks their home and Marlin is left unconscious. When he is finally awaken, he realizes that his wife and their eggs are gone except one. When the little clownfish is born he names him Nemo. Nemo is born with his right fin smaller than his left because there was damage to his egg when the…
of equipment out there claiming to be a necessity, most of it is unnecessary. The basic gear listed here may also not be completely necessary, but it can make your fishing a little more enjoyable and maybe even help you catch a few more fish.
Dressing properly seems like such a fundamental requirement, it doesn't even seem worthy of mentioning, but it is appropriate clothing that will keep you comfortable and able to remain fishing for a longer period. Being able to stay on the ice longer is…
Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)
Introduction: The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator), is a reef-associated marine angelfish and is also called the Imperator Angelfish or Imperial Angelfish.
Because of their beautiful color and attractive shape, the species is among the most amazing underwater fish in the Red Sea or in the aquariums.
It is possibly the most easily recognized fish in the Red Sea. The display which the species make is marvelous whether done in the wild or in…
The giant catfish is uncommon yet broadly presented through the Mekong Basin. Mature fish seem to be found in major channels of the Mekong River and its tributaries. Juvenile fish seem to stick around wetland areas of the Mekong Basin. In the dry season mature fish migrate vast distances up river and start spawning when the rains arrive. The eggs and hatchlings are being transported downstream where juveniles may scatter into floodplains and other wetland zones. Not much information is…
For a real adventure with your kids, fish the pond and spend the night in one of the the reasonably-priced rustic cabins available for rent on the shores of the pond from the Appalachian Mountain Club. Your youngster will find the pond's perch easy, exciting fun. Perch are active from the a.m. until dusk. At all times they school near the bottom in groups of 50 to 100. Poppers work like magic if your kid has an interest in fishing the surface. Best tactic is for dad or Uncle John or grampa to…
How Sharks Hunt
Long viewed as dimwitted, bloodthirsty monsters, sharks are among the most intelligent species of fish. In fact, sharks have shown to be very versatile and efficient in their hunting methods. Sharks use a variety of hunting methods to capture their prey: adaptation, use of the senses, and strenuous power.
Shark Adaptation. Adaptation for a shark is crucial for its hunting and more so for its survival. A shark's size is vital to its survival since “as the size of the great…
At New Hogan Lake, the striped bass bite has been hit or miss with them boiling on the surface one day and gone the next. At Lake Pardee, a recent Kokanee Power Derby drew 106 participants and the winning 3-fish limit weighed 57.70 ounces. At Lake Amador, trout plants will resume in late October and will be supplied by Mt. Lassen Hatchery.
Dove season opened Thursday and I hope to get a report or two on this for next week.
Of the many bills coming up in the State Legislature, one good one…
first, it features a collection of
over eleven thousand animals, representing five-hundred different sea species. Secondly, these
species range from the porcupine fish, giant octopus, and puffins, to the jellyfish, spider crabs,
and so much more! For each of these different species, you will learn about their habitats, eating
habits, and their mating rituals. The Aquarium also offers “Teacher, family, and student days”.
These are the days that are best suited for students whom are seeking to…