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The secret to a tuna’s sharp turns

The secret to a tuna’s sharp turns

Tuna have found a new use for their lymphatic systems In humans, the lymphatic system produces and transports white blood cells Tuna have co-opted it for an additional job The liquid lymph is used to create hydraulic pressure, which the tuna use to raise their fins. The higher angle helps stabilize quick turns without reducing […]

Sonoma Water – Salmon Life Cycle

Sonoma Water – Salmon Life Cycle

Join us as we learn about the incredible journey of the Russian River salmon. The Russian River Watershed includes the Russian River and all the creeks and streams flowing into it. Rainwater that falls in the watershed collects in the surrounding land before most flows into the Pacific Ocean. Did you know? The Russian River […]

Unboxing Science! — Bluefin Tuna Archival Tags

Unboxing Science! — Bluefin Tuna Archival Tags

Hello from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Happy (Un)Boxing Day! My name is Athena and I work in Conservation & Science, where we study animals and ecosystems to help protect the ocean. Every day we got some really cool tools in the mail. Let’s unbox some science! Oh hey Hank! Athena: OK, go ahead Chuck. […]

Why are Fish eating Plastic? | #aumsum

Why are Fish eating Plastic? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Can you guess the title of my next video? Hurry up. Write your guess in the comments section below. Why are fish eating plastic? Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastic waste is dumped into our oceans. Hence, in some parts of the oceans. There is more plastic than planktons […]

Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3

Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3

Heey and welcome back to Natural News from The Field Museum! Todays stories include exciting dinosaur discoveries, things that suck, and the importance of not becoming a parasite in any long-term relationship you may have. Lets go! Fishes collections manager Caleb McMahan and co-authors recently had a publication in the Occasional Papers of the Museum […]

Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean

Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean

I’ve been fascinated for a lifetime by the beauty, form and function of giant bluefin tuna. Bluefin are warmblooded like us. They’re the largest of the tunas, the second-largest fish in the sea — bony fish. They actually are a fish that is endothermic — powers through the ocean with warm muscles like a mammal. […]

The fish that’s also a pearl | Natural History Museum

The fish that’s also a pearl | Natural History Museum

We have millions of bivalve mollusc specimens in our collection. In some of them we can see the pearls being formed inside the shell. Perhaps the most interesting and precious to us is this one, donated to the Museum in 1886. What we have here is an oyster shell with a pearlfish trapped inside. Pearlfish […]

The Atlantic Salmon

The Atlantic Salmon

The Atlantic Salmon (salmo salar) The Atlantic Salmon is found in the northern Atlantic ocean. The Atlantic salmon has 109-121 cycloid lateral line scales. They develop in freshwater but migrate as they age. This one was called Simone. I saw her on a crowded New York City street. It was 1964, the lights were dizzying […]

Supporting the UK salmon industry

Supporting the UK salmon industry

Did you know that farmed salmon is the UK’s largest food export? It’s worth £600M to UK industry and supports 2,200 Scottish jobs. Worryingly, farmed salmon can become infected with a disease called Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis – which costs the UK salmon industry £10M every year. BBSRC-funded researchers have identified the genes that make salmon […]

I Ate Worms! Trying a Thanksgiving Feast Made from Bugs

I Ate Worms! Trying a Thanksgiving Feast Made from Bugs

– Never been more excited to do anything in my whole life. Okay. Head first, that’s the way they say to do it. Oh, that head’s coming off. (crunching) I just ate a bug head. It’s too crunchy. (crunching) It’s nutty, very chewy. Yep, got that exoskeleton. Bottoms up, literally. (laughs) I can’t. (inquisitive music) […]