Armored Fish

Swimming with piranhas? You’d have to be one tough cookie! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What animal is longer than two mailboxes and loves the water? The arapaima! These giant fish live in piranha-infested waters of the Amazon river. Yet, they NEVER get bitten!

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Fish Arms

    Look out, Nemo – there’s a shark on your tail!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Undersea life can be brutal – one quick chomp, and a fish can lose a fin! But some lucky fish can grow them back, including

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Prickly Puffers

I huff, and puff, and say…grow a spine! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most fish have scales – but not pufferfish! They traded theirs for spines! And for a good reason. When threatened, the pufferfish will PUFF out their spines to twice their normal

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Frozen Fish Sticks

By: Racine Rangel Jump on in – the subzero Arctic water is fine! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science and a chilling case. What’s it like to live in the coldest location on the planet? Polar ice caps, bitter snow storms, and below freezing temperatures.

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High Tide

Is there a 4:20 in the afternoon. . . for fish? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Headaches, depression, diabetes – our medicine cabinets are FULL of pills! And unfortunately, our bodies don’t fully absorb all the medications we take. The leftovers end up….um, in

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Go Fish

The catch of the day is… extinct? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. In the last eighty years, wild seafood stocks have decreased by up to thirty-five percent. Rising sea temperatures aren’t helping! Fish are cold-blooded animals, which means they adapt to the temperature of

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Mercury Madness

I’ll have the seafood platter – hold the mercury! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Coal power plants and paper mills spew pollution – including mercury — into the atmosphere and ocean. It can be nasty stuff, and dangerous, too! But double trouble happens when

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Champion Swimmers

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the…ocean?!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science We know ocean temperatures change. But exactly how does that affect fish? Enter researchers at McMaster and St. Andrew’s Universities. Specifically, they investigated how early exposure to heat would

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Fish Fingers

Could that fish stick solve the secret to our sense of touch? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying: the answer is right at our fingertips. Meet Adam Hardy. He and colleagues from University of Chicago want to know how fingers feel. To do this

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Puffa Fish

Now, for some breathtaking research on puffer fish! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Puffer fish famously inflate into spiky spheres that are difficult for predators to eat. To do so, they swallow huge amounts of water. Their super-stretchy stomachs expand like water balloons. It’s

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