Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cave Angelfish

Member of the family Balitoridae (Loaches) belonging to the order Cypriniformes (Carps). This group of fish is known for their non-visual senses and its a good thing since this fish is perhaps one of the most specialised species on earth inhabiting only waterfalls within caves in Thailand. This fish has no eyes and lives out its entire life within the cave. They hang on to rock with microscopic hooks on their flattened fins. Their diet is bacteria. They were filmed for the first time for the BBC documentary Planet Earth.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Would You Eat Fish From The Gulf Of Mexico?

BP's chief operating officer has said that he would eat fish from the Gulf of Mexico and would let his family eat it, too. This from the Associated Press. His reasoning is that the USA governmental bodies wouldn't allow unsafe fish to be eaten. I find this interesting after all that has gone down in the meat packing industry. But my main question I want to ask is......

Would you?