Lungfish can live extremely long. The Queensland lungfish at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is part of the permanent live collection since 1933!
\"When night arrives cichlids fish catch their brood in their mouth and spit the fry into a pit. Like this the parents can easily guard them.\"
\"An adult hagfish can secrete enough slime to turn a 20 litre bucket of water into slime in a matter of minutes!\"
Catfishes are able to absorb air through their digestive tracts!
\"A poor man\'s fur coat is of fish fur.\" (Russian proverb) (Fish fur is a Russian expression used to describe the poor quality of coats worn for warmth. In modern times it is also used for fake fur. The expression has often been used to describe the uniform of the Soviet Army.)
August 2008 , the town of Qiryat Yam (Israel) offered a prize of one million Dollar for anyone who could prove the existence of a mermaid off its coast!
\"Whale cows nurse by squirting milk so fatty that it has the consistency of toothpaste!\"
\"In Jungian psychology water represents the unconscious. The fish would symbolisze unconscious urges.\"
\"In the dhamma of Buddha the fish symbolize happiness as they have complete freedom of movement in the water.\"
\"According to the Jewish Kashrut, Shellfish and other non-fish water fauna are not kosher!\"
\"The ocean sunfish has a small brain: a 200 kg specimen may have a brain the size of a nut.\"
\"Herring was sometimes known as \"two-eyed steak.\"
\"Betty lamps burned fish oil and had wicks of twisted cloth. Betty lamp is a 18’th century lamp of German, Austrian, or Hungarian origin. Commonly made of iron or brass and used in the home or workshop.\"
“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain” (Mark Twain)
\"In many religions Fish is used as a symbol to represent divinity!\"
\"A pan-fish is the name for an edible game fish that doesn\'t outgrow the size of a frying pan!\"
\"Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing. In order to make a print, one places the fish on a wooden bench and paints one side with sumi ink.\"
\"Some eel can go up to three months without food!\"
\"The swim bladder of some freshwater fish is connected to the labyrinth of the inner ear which provides a precise sense of water pressure (and thus depth) and even improves hearing!\"
\"The Gulper Eel can eat prey that is larger than itself, but generally doesn\'t.\"
\"Caviar can be made from the eggs of a number of fish. The eggs of cabezon fish though are poisonous and should not be eaten.\"
\"Mature Lamprey males develop a baggy pouch under their eyes. This is used in breeding times for gathering stones to make a nest.\"
\"A lifespan of 80 years is feasible for sea turtles.\"
\"Stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world.\"
\"An individual Blue Spot Rock Cod (Hermaphroditic) may produce both sperm and eggs!\"
Shark specialists estimate that over 38 million sharks are killed for their fins, annually.

Links to interesting places

LopLop records foundation and record company. Home of many of my CD releases.

Evil Rabbit Records independent label with improvised music features my latest two CD releases.

Random Chance Records NYC based label featuring our Globalistics, Pum’kin Diaries and Cuban Fishes Make Good Dishes albums

Sharp Wood Records independent label with a.o. re-releases of the famous Hugh Tracy Series with East/South/Central African music.

Birgit Lotz Verlag book publishers, specialized in discographies (a.o. a Mark Lotz Discography)

Music: World Series world music concert series

Floris Scheplitz photographer (featured on this site)

u-ex(perimental) weekly free improv concert series in Utrecht till 2011

site of artist Hanne Bee (great left handed drawings!)

Karnatic Lab concert series round music influenced by south-indian musical principles

Daxo fabulous interactive site of guitarist, composer, inventor, instrument designer and font designer Hans Reichel.