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Flatfish Camouflage Experiments (1911)

Adam Green - July 11, 2018 in camouflage, fish, flatfish, flounder, pattern

Photographs from a series of experiments in which various types of flounder through their paces as regards camouflage ability.

Bringing the Ocean Home

Adam Green - June 21, 2018 in anemones, aquariums, Art & Illustrations, Books, fish, inventor of the aquarium, philip henry gosse, Religion, Myth & Legend, Science & Medicine

Bernd Brunner on the English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse and how his 1854 book The Aquarium, complete with spectacular illustrations and a dizzy dose of religious zeal, sparked a craze for the "ocean garden" that gripped Victorian Britain.

Drawings of Tetradons and Diodons (ca. 1838–42)

Adam Green - March 6, 2018 in balloonfish, Diodons, fish, ocean, pacific, pufferfish, Tetradons, United States Exploring Expedition

Wonderful drawings of balloonfishes and pufferfishes made during, or shortly after, the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

Drawings of Tetradons and Diodons (ca. 1838–42)

Adam Green - March 6, 2018 in balloonfish, Diodons, fish, ocean, pacific, pufferfish, Tetradons, United States Exploring Expedition

Wonderful drawings of balloonfishes and pufferfishes made during, or shortly after, the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

Drawings of Tetradons and Diodons (ca. 1838–42)

Adam Green - March 6, 2018 in balloonfish, Diodons, fish, ocean, pacific, pufferfish, Tetradons, United States Exploring Expedition

Wonderful drawings of balloonfishes and pufferfishes made during, or shortly after, the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

Drawings of Tetradons and Diodons (ca. 1838–42)

Adam Green - March 6, 2018 in balloonfish, Diodons, fish, ocean, pacific, pufferfish, Tetradons, United States Exploring Expedition

Wonderful drawings of balloonfishes and pufferfishes made during, or shortly after, the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

Images from the Earliest Colour Publication on Fish (1754)

Adam Green - April 4, 2017 in east indies, first colour book on fish, fish, marine life, ocean life, pescatology

Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes can lay claim to be being the earliest known publication in colour on fish, though many specimens seem to border on fantasy.

Images from the First Colour Publication on Fish (1754)

Adam Green - April 4, 2017 in east indies, fish, marine life, natural history, nature, ocean life, pescatology

Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes can lay claim to be being the earliest known publication in colour on fish, though many specimens seem to border on fantasy.

Dr Mitchill and the Mathematical Tetrodon

Adam Green - September 16, 2015 in early Republic, fish, Ichthyology, new york, Science & Medicine

One of the early Republic's great polymaths, New Yorker Samuel L. Mitchill was a man with a finger in many a pie, including medicine, science, natural history, and politics. Dr Kevin Dann argues that Mitchill's peculiar brand of curiosity can best be seen in his study of fish and the attention he gives one seemingly unassuming specimen.

Adriaen Coenen’s Fish Book (1580)

Adam Green - July 29, 2014 in Adriaen Coenen, fish, fish book, fishing, visboek, whales

Selected double-page spreads from Adriaen Coenen's exquisite Visboek (Fish Book), an epic 800 page tome on all things fish and fish-related. Coenen began work on this unique book in 1577, at the age of 63, and in three years gathered an unprecedented amount of information on the sea and its coasts, coastal waters, fishing grounds and marine animals.