Something’s Fishy About Royal Rights

Under the law of the United Kingdom, the monarch owns all sturgeon and whales as part of the royal prerogative.¬† The law was enacted in the 13th century under Edward II. It was decreed that the king owns the head and the queen owns the tail of every such sea creature. The Receiver of Wreck... Continue Reading →

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Stinky Communication Sounds Fishy

We all know that passing gas in public sends a message. Usually that message is unwelcome. Among herring, however, communicating through flatulence may not be as fishy as it sounds.  A study published in Biology Letters by researchers Ben Wilson, Robert S. Batty, and Lawrence M. Dill determined that herring send messages through bubble emissions from their... Continue Reading →

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