Farmed Salmon Is Dyed From Gray To Pink So Consumers Won't Freak Out 

Wild salmon are pink (or pinkish-orange, depending on geography) for the same reason flamingos are pink: their diets, which are heavy in krill and shrimp. But farm-raised salmon are fed a diet that renders them gray... or it would, if they weren't carefully "pigmented" to transform into more appetizing hues. » 3/16/15 10:40am 3/16/15 10:40am

Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams. That's Right—A Fish Cannon

Hydroelectric dams block the migration of fish swimming the Columbia River, but one company thinks it has come up with a perfect, if slightly absurd, solution: a pneumatic tube that sucks fish out of the water and then launches them through the air. » 8/13/14 10:01am 8/13/14 10:01am

Here is a live video stream of brown bears catching salmon. You're…

You hear that? That's the sound of your afternoon plans evaporating. Alaska's Katmai National Park has teamed up with explore.org to bring you live, high-definition footage of brown bears hunting for salmon at sites throughout the park, and it's probably the coolest thing you'll see today. » 7/25/12 4:20pm 7/25/12 4:20pm

Fish hatcheries super-charge the speed of evolution

When we domesticate animals, we alter their evolutionary development to favor the traits that we find most desirable. Usually, that process takes hundreds, even thousands of years. But fish hatcheries can scramble a species' genetics in a single generation. » 12/19/11 2:30pm 12/19/11 2:30pm

Genetically-modified salmon are closer than ever to a dinner plate near…

The super salmon are (almost) here. The Food and Drug Administration has reportedly finished its evaluation of the environmental impacts of the first fish genetically engineered (GE) for human consumption. » 10/10/11 2:25pm 10/10/11 2:25pm