Don’t underestimate the incredible bite of the parrotfish

Parrotfish relentlessly grind up coral and deposit it as sand onto the seafloor, and can single-handedly produce hundreds of pounds of sand every year. But what gives this fish its powerful bite? Scientists have now identified a woven microstructure that enables parrotfish to chomp on coral tirelessly. Study first author Matthew Marcus is a scientist … Read more

Woman Shares Viral Post of Why Everybody Should STOP Eating Parrot Fish

Social Stories Woman Shares Viral Post of Why Everybody Should STOP Eating Parrot Fish “PARROT FISH ARE IMPORTANT!!” exclaimed Reg O. Carlotta in a recent viral post on Facebook. The post itself garnered a crazy 191,000 shares! She shared how she was going about her day in Alabang Market in Philippines to buy meat and … Read more

Be careful with unfamiliar fish! Food poisoning from poisonous fish

Home » Tokyo Food Safety Information Center » Good things to know » Be careful with unfamiliar fish! Food poisoning from poisonous fish Be careful with unfamiliar fish! Food poisoning from poisonous fish Introduction The first case of food poisoning caused by knobsnout parrotfish in Tokyo occurred in October 2011. In addition, Ostracion cubicus (boxfish), … Read more

Meet the sand-pooping, reef-saving, hermaphroditic parrotfish

You’ll probably hear the parrotfish before you see them. The animals chomp through solid rock and coral with fused beaks. When you’re snorkeling on one of Hawaii’s reefs, the noise is unmistakable. Crunch, crunch, crunch. To watch the grazers at work, it would be easy to mistake parrotfish for the bad guys. Their chompers scar … Read more