filefish

Vanishing Fish

A slender filefish can blend into its surroundings and quickly camouflage itself thanks to pigment cell and specialized skin flaps.

photo via New Scientist

april fools

Fact of the Day

Happy April Fool’s Day! Today is a day where people like to pull pranks on each other for fun.

Children in France call April 1st “Poisson d’Avril”, which means “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of a friend and yell, “Poisson d’Avril!”

What kind of pranks do you like to do on April Fool’s Day?