Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fish Facts # 2: Fish Balls

In a recently published study, scientists found that removing the gonads from at least one species of fish caused decreased growth rates, suggesting that fish balls play a role similar to the pituitary gland.
Even when surgically transplanted to nonsense locations, fish nuts allowed for normal growth rates.
 Further research is required to evaluate the growth promoting properties of multiple sets of fish testicles.
 As well as other possible side affects of increased naddage.
 read more about the actual research here

Friday, June 22, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fish facts #1

thats yiddish for "Just my luck"

Did you know the Jewfish (Epinephelus itajara, renamed the goliath grouper in an effort to be more politically correct) was likely so named because these grouper have both scales and fins and are therefore kosher.

Ichthys on the other hand lacks both, and is therefore avoided by those who observe kashruth.