Meth Trout: Fish Are Getting Hooked on Crank From Our Poop

Fish are getting addicted to meth and are starting to prefer waterways with a little ice in them. Yes, that’s a real thing that’s happening.  The fun thing about drugs consumed by human beings — legally or otherwise — is that they’re never fully absorbed by our bodies. That means whatever is left over gets excreted through our bodies’ waste-management

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Tampa Bay’s Fish Kill Climbs to 15 Tons of Dead Marine Life … and Counting

In what seems like the new annual normal, the Gulf Coast of Florida is seeing the start of debilitating red tide. Unfortunately, Tampa Bay, an area that normally doesn’t get hit too hard by red tide, has become ground zero of an absolutely devastating fish kill. In a Facebook Live interview Friday, St. Petersburg emergency manager Amber Boulding reported that 15

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It’s Too F*cking Hot: Why You Should Give Fish a Break During This Stupid-Hot Heat Wave

Most of the country is pretty much feeling like a line of ants roasting under some kid’s magnifying glass. But it’s not just humans who are feeling this heat wave. Fish are, too. Extended periods of intense heat coupled with the lack of rain have been drying up reservoirs in California and heating the water in streams, rivers, and lakes

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Study Discovers This Deep-Sea Fish Lives to 100, Stays Pregnant for 5 Years

Head 500 to 800 feet into the ocean depths off the Comoro Islands near the East African coast and you might find an ancient species of fish that can grow as big as a man and live for a century. Nicknamed “the living fossil,” coelacanths outlasted the dinosaurs and haven’t changed much since. A recent scientific study in Current Biology shows

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52,000 Fish Found Dead in Kansas City River

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is trying to figure out why 52,000 fish were found dead in Brush Creek just south of Kansas City.  A total of 1,900 common carp, 240 silver carp, and 50,000 sunfish went belly-up throughout a 4.5-mile stretch of the creek downstream from the Plaza, an upscale shopping district, and Mission Hills Country Club, a

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5 States That Totally Blew It With Their State Fish

When it comes to the flora, fauna, landmarks, and historical items that states designate as official symbols of their heritage or identity, some make sense and some are head-scratchers. We’ve talked about multiple states claiming the same state fish before, but how about states claiming fish that simply don’t make sense?  Almost every state has designated a fish that’s apropos

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Fish of the Union: The Top 6 Species Claimed as State Fish

Every state lays claim to some unique animal, flower, tree, historic reference, or geological feature as uniquely their own: Idaho gems and potatoes, California gold, Florida sunshine, Georgia peaches, Michigan wolverines.  While most states have officially adopted nicknames or mottos in the last century, the practice actually goes back a lot further than that. Massachusetts was unofficially called the Bay

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Minnesota: There’s a New Trophy Game Fish in Town

Pike just aren’t cutting it anymore. Minnesota wants its monster sunfish back. In light of angler reports of declining sunfish size in the land of 10,000 lakes, the state’s Department of Natural Resources has announced new regulations that aim to help sunfish get back to their true fighting — and spawning — weight. Pound for pound, sunfish are the Sugar

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