Tag Archives: Antarctic Toothfish

Killer whale sightings drop

Thanks once again to the lovely Kimberly at Sub-antarctic Science for this news bulletin. Scientists monitoring penguins in Antarctica have also been keeping track of killer whales swimming by over the last decade.  They found that the number of sightings steadily decreased–from 120 to 26.  The researchers will report on this statistically significant decline in […]

So What the Heck is a Toothfish?

With the announcement a couple of days ago that US supermarket chain Harris Teeter will no longer stock Antarctic Toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni), I thought I would devote today’s blog posting to finding out more about this dentally prominent denizen of the deep.  As is usual I won’t use any information on the first four pages […]