February 28, 2005
Hot Eye for the Fish Fry?

The Washington Post today carried this article detailing new research into how fish eyes work. By studying such diverse ocean fish as tuna and swordfish, scientists have determined an entire class of fish have developed the ability to keep their eye temperatures much higher than the surrounding water. This gives them the ability to see movement at much greater depths than fish without the adaptation. While interesting in and of itself, it's hoped the research will also lead to more efficient long-line lures that will attract the correct fish without causing harm to "undesired" catches of things like sea turtles.

Posted by scott at February 28, 2005 08:14 AM

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If it wouldn't keep getting cut due to lobbyists, wouldn't some sort of fish farm do the same thing without the danger to other fish? Not that I eat it anyway, but still...

Posted by: ron on February 28, 2005 09:05 AM
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