Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts.

In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported.

 

Frilund, 64, has spent his spare time fishing in the waters around his home town of Eidsbygda, western Norway, for as long as he can remember. But this is the first time he's heard of fish swallowing discarded sex aids. 
 
"I was astonished," he told The Local. "It was totally unexpected. I had never seen anything like this before." 
 
His theory is that the cod, which weighed upwards of five kilograms, mistook the vibrator for a tasty cephalopod.  

DILLINGHAM: Last week a man standing on the Dillingham bike path was punched in the face by a stranger on a bike, and was later hospitalized after his eyeball popped out of its socket.

Thomson was driving a blue 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck that was weaving, crossing the center line and speeding 79 mph in a 65 zone, trooper Christopher Bitz wrote in the criminal complaint. Bitz said Thomson seemed disoriented and produced a receipt when asked for his vehicle registration. Asked if he had any weapons, Thomson mentioned a .357 in the back seat but neglected to mention a 9mm pistol in his back pocket, Bitz said.

The species of Goby fish, Sicyopterus stimpsoni, also known as the "Inching climber," thrives in the waters off Hawaii, and the amazing physical feat it must perform to survive is no fish tale! To reach the safe haven of its freshwater spawning area, this Goby must scale a waterfall, or at least the rock behind it, using suction cups on its body. 

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration less than five percent of the world’s oceans have been explored, meaning that 95% of what lies deep underwater on Earth has yet to be seen by human eyes.

It's not in Alaska, but this is still our favorite series of photos from 2013. We can't get over this, even months after we first saw the pics. A frigging killer whale getting 15 feet of air, and lots more. Unreal. -Ed.

Alaska's seafood industry worked hard again in 2013 to ramp up its message to policy makers, most of whom still tend to overlook the industry's economic significance to the state and beyond.

What is that message?

That "the industry" is made up of thousands of small businesses - the fishing boats that each supports one or several families.

A recent study has shown that bottom-dwelling goosefish, also known as monkfish, prey on dovekies, a small Arctic seabird and the smallest member of the puffin family.

The dead fish-like creature was found early morning during a low tide by locals, who alerted local police due to the strange nature of the carcass.

Security officials cordoned off the area, but a large crowd gathered to see the fish, creating a carnival-like atmosphere on the beach front.

“This fish is amazing. It has no face…where does it eat from?” asked Allah Ditta, a local resident.

Friday morning a robot combs the swimming pool bottom at Homer High School, moving left or right, up or down, by a series of simple levers operated by a 15-year-old teen.
The robot’s eye is a digital camera connected to a television screen. It fits in a lap-top sized case. The screen shows the Rover on a mission to collect a ring from the bottom of the pool.

Citizen-scientists around the world are poring through digital versions of 19th century logbooks of mariners who sailed from Pacific Northwest and California ports to explore the Arctic and chart the newly acquired Alaskan territories.

In 1867 the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, predecessor service to the U.S. Coast Guard, transported the first federal officials to the territory of Alaska. From this modest beginning, cutters would eventually sail into the Arctic and the Bering Sea to protect the sea and those on it. Thus, “The Bering Sea Patrol” was born.

"The floor of the Alaska House is sacred, and his conduct last night was patently inexcusable and disrespectful" to Chenault, said Higgins at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The game stars Billy, sitting on his boat with fishing rod and firearm in hand. The player's goal is simple: catch as many fish as possible. Here's the twist: to receive credit for each fish you snag, you must blast them out of the sky with a variety of weapons at your disposal.

 

There have been numerous sightings of a certain type of Japanese squid "flying" above the ocean's surface, and now scientists have offered an explanation.

After a decade or so of somewhat breathless warnings of a jellyfish apocalypse unfolding in the world’s oceans, new research by an international coalition of scientists suggests that the global jellyfish population may be about the same size it always was.

“I used to be able to swim hundreds of miles to my natal stream,” the male salmon said as he recovered in a brackish estuary after swimming several feet against the current and growing fatigued. “But now I’m so fat I can’t even leap out of the water to overcome a natural obstacle. And when I try, my fins are super sore for a couple days.”

Thousands of spawned out salmon create an eerie sight on many Alaska river banks this time of year. Haines author Rosalie Lowen calls them Zombie Fish and brings us this Halloween story from the Chilkoot River.

It’s hard to imagine that oceans in the far north once teemed with ancient marine reptiles. But 145 million years ago, that’s exactly what was happening a couple hundred miles north of mainland Europe. A region east of Greenland and north of Norway used to be home to a whole slew of giant sea-faring reptiles.

They call them “river wolves” — hundred-pound salmon large enough to snack on ducklings and on mice and muskrats fording the rivers. Five species of these huge fish inhabit the river waters of China, Mongolia, and eastern Russia, and all of them are finally on the “red list” of species compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Perhaps reminiscent of the infamous Montauk monster, a giant eyeball has washed up on a Florida beach (as if Florida needed anything else weird). The Internets are buzzing with questions: whose eye is it? What is it?

A Coast Guard boat crew came to the aid of a fisherman who got one of his legs tangled in crab pot gear on Monday. Coast Guard Petty Officer Brent Flanick says they initially got a call from a Juneau resident saying that their friend was overdue.

The Coast Guard cutter Rush normally patrols Alaskan waters, but it’s traveled deep into the Pacific Ocean in pursuit of a suspected pirate fishing vessel.

Today, for the first time in a week, I did not touch fish, pick scales off my cheek or inhale the pervasive smell of the ocean, listen to the seagulls squabble over ample supplies of fish eggs or slice through ruby flesh. On Sunday night, after a week on the beach, I had caught my fill - enough beautiful salmon to push the limits of my freezers and then some. But what a wonderful week!