U of G Amphibious Fish Research Makes Headlines

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Giulia Rossi

New research on mangrove rivulus fish led by integrative biology professor Dr. Patricia Wright and PhD student Giulia Rossi was featured in The Atlantic.

The research, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, found that fish that dwell in both air and water become smarter than those that reside only in water. The study provides a potential glimpse into our own water-based ancestors, and how they might have made the transition from water to land.

Dr. Patricia Wright

The research was also featured on Nature.com.

Wright researches how fish and other aquatic animals cope with environmental challenges in order to understand the strategies they use to cope with life out of water.

Rossi will appear on CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks to discuss the research as well. The episode is currently online.