The world is full of old historical artworks of fishes. Many times, these works are extremely detailed, created for identification for future users or for documentation and description of new species. Other times, these works can be very fanciful, renditions of what a particular fish may have looked like while alive, although no person at…
Category: Fun Fish Fodder
Challenge: can you name the fish?
We found some fun fish names and we depicted them in art. Let’s see if you can determine the name!
Skip along with Guest Blogger Luke Leuty to learn about the unusual, but aptly named, mudskipper…
One Last Cast: Duane Raver’s 93 years of art and fish science
For nearly a century, Duane Raver has inspired generations of scientists, artists, and anglers with his illustrations.
Fisherwomen: Get hooked streaming this new (pod)cast!
Here, we have a virtual sit down with Katie Osborn, creator of ‘Fisherwomen’ a new podcast about fish and the people who earn their living by them.
Relaxing with the Fishes: Benefits of Home and Public Aquaria
With all of the chaos in our current world, sometimes it is nice to just stop and watch the fishes…
Repeat spawner series: Fun Fish Festivals
Though celebrations and typical summer activities, such as outdoor festivals, may look different this year, we hope you enjoy this “repeat spawner” post – a virtual visit to some fun fish festivals…
O-fish-al Art Recap
With long days in isolation that seem to blend together, there is no better time than now to join the #SundayFishSketch. If you are hesitant to draw and post fishes on Twitter because of inexperience or self consciousness, rest assured that our community is very supportive. Also, be sure to check out the ‘How to…
Repeat Spawner Series: Top 5 Most Poisonous and Venomous Fishes!
Check out the Fisheries Blog’s most popular post of all-time, written by Dana Sackett! It’s been seven years since we visited the topic of most venomous and poisonous fishes, do you know of other species that should be added to the list?
Quiz: The fish, mammals, and birds found on the logos of 50 State agencies
Can you answer these 20 questions about the animals found on the logos of the state fish and wildlife agencies?
You’re a Catch: A sofishticated look at some unique fish reproductive strategies
Love was in the air during Valentine’s Day this past Friday, which makes this a great week to talk about fish ‘love’. It may be surprising to learn that all fish do not follow one type of reproductive scheme. Many species are broadcast spawners, but this week we highlight some of the more unique fish…
Queen Elsa and Princess Anna: Unexpected Proponents of Dam Removal
With Frozen II, Disney has created a new generation of kids who will understand why removing old, derelict dams creates positive consequences for the environment and people.
How to Draw a Fish: Fins and all
With the start of 2020 many people are thinking of new-years resolutions, some may even want to try their hand at the #SundayFishSketch but feel trepidation about their artistic abilities. Well, there is no time like the present begin a resolution to start drawing and the Fisheries Blog is here to help you begin the…
Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot!
The Mojave Desert is hot, expansive, and intimidating; but the region is dotted with small pools that some pretty cool fish call home…
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like #25DaysofFishmas
A Tale of Science Communication, Biodiversity, and Increasingly Bad Fish Puns