Tag Archives: Fishing

“Catching Thunder”, by Eskil Engdal & Kjetil Sæter, Zed.

‘Patagonian toothfish’: raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of it. Apparently, the Patagonian toothfish is a “petulant and repulsive giant” living in the dark bathypelagic depths of the oceans surrounding Antarctica (and how exactly can a fish be ‘petulant’ … Continue reading

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The worst-named animal in the world.

As far as names are concerned, few animals have had it as bad as the Orca. Popularly known as “killer whale” – a connotative appellative if ever there was one – they don’t fare much better from a scientific point … Continue reading

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