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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Fish’n’Robots

Two fish swimming in tank

  Beam me up… Nemo!?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Would Dory and Nemo really be friends? What if they’re swimming in different oceans? Studying social interactions among animals is hard, but doing it long-distance seems impossible! Maurizio Porfiri and colleagues at New York

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Baby Shark Food

What has rows of sharp pearly whites?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… BABY SHARK! Mighty Jaws sits on top of the oceanic food throne. Where adult white sharks munch on marine mammals, like dolphins, found near the water’s surface. But when you’re a

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Flying Fish Eggs

Birds eat fish out of ponds, they don’t replenish fish. Or do they? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. How do empty lakes end up full of fish? One theory thinks our feathered friends are key. Which ones? Ducks! But HOW do they help fish

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Grandma’s Guidance

killer whale fins above ocean water

When times get tough…who won’t let you down? Grandma! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What do humans and killer whales have in common? Menopause! Only a few species experience it. But why? Is there a reason that whale mamas stop reproducing? Meet Daniel Franks

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City Life

  Ah, the hustle and bustle of the city…under the sea! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Coral reefs aren’t just colorful. They are also LOUD! A healthy reef reverberates with munching fish and scuttling shrimp. But when reefs are damaged? Silence! Like hipsters flocking

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