Tippets: Grip Switch, Investing in Seagrass, Fish on Wheels

March 15, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Examining leverage and accuracy, among other things, Joe Mahler writes about the differences between using the index finger or thumb on top of your casting grip, and why it might be time to take a serious look at your technique and make a change. Via Sage.
  • Young fish rely on seagrass for safe habitat, and a study published recently in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science helps put their importance in monetary perspective. “A thriving bed of seagrass has beauty, function, and value apart from what it means to fisheries,” writes Marty Downs, “but knowing what it contributes to improving fisheries stocks can help put the cost of restoration into better perspective.” Via The Nature Conservancy.
  • A recent project from Studio dip offers fish a look at the outside world by using computer vision software that lets the fish control a robot car over dry land.