Fin-tastic Drivers

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta…DRIVE?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’re driving your usual route to work. Oh no! Road construction blocks the street you normally take. How does your brain steer you through the detour on an unfamiliar street? Shachar Givon from the

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Rockin’ Rockfish

Life will be AWESOME in – oh, two hundred years…?!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… Flying cars, teleportation machines, negative-calorie desserts … too bad I won’t be around to see it! But if I were a rockfish? No problem! Some live for twenty

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Fossil Fishing

One fish, two fish, red fish…male fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The Coast Salish people have lived around Burrard Inlet, Canada for thousands of years. Their present-day descendents harvest salmon, a practice passed down by oral tradition. What’s their secret for keeping the

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Suspicious Fishes

But mom! EVERYONE’S doing it! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. A sudden flash of color, and a hundred fish change direction in unison! This fish ballet confuses predators, helping fish escape. But when fleeing danger, is it all for one, or a free-for-all? Lauren

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Fish Cod-Munication

Want to talk to animals? It might not take Dr. Doolittle!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When we give a presentation, a pause is important for … EMPHASIS! But could the dramatic pause be meaningful for animal communication, too?  Enter Tsunehiko Kohashi and team

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Smart Swimmers

Are smarter people more so-fish-ticated? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Fish may be colorful, but they aren’t very bright! Can they smarten up? Giulia Rossi and Patricia Wright from the University of Guelph in Canada think so! They study the mangrove killifish, a fish

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Micro Personality

Threespine Stickleback fish swimming

That body language seems somehow… FISHY! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Confident strides, head held up high OR hunched back, looking for cracks in the pavement? The way we move says a lot about our personalities! Is this also true for ANIMALS?  Joseph Bailey

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Eel Team Six

Eel looking at the camera

Teamwork makes the dream work! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What’s your favorite team sport? Whatever it is, team sports involve not just great players, but great teamwork. Fish, on the other hand, are not known for their teamwork. No one’s heard of a

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Eight Punches

Brown octopus

Why did the octopus punch the fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Remember those school yard bullies from grade school? They’d just push people over and start punching! But imagine if these kids had EIGHT FISTS! Eduardo Sampaio from University of Lisbon, Portugal, and

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