Water Quality Lesson (Ages 5-8): “Fish Health, Algae, and Us”

Last month, a local girl scout troop emailed the Marine Science department at UNC Chapel Hill, asking if they could visit for a lab tour. Eventually the email made it to my inbox and I couldn't pass up the fun! - - - The girls wanted to learn about fish health. My lab focuses on … Continue reading Water Quality Lesson (Ages 5-8): “Fish Health, Algae, and Us”

Fish out of Water: Fun facts about my favorite amphibious fishes

The saying “A fish out of water” was coined in 1483 by the British poet Geoffry Chauser. In The Cantebury Tales he writes, “...a monk, when he is cloisterless; Is like to a fish that is waterless”.9 But the fact of the matter is, some fish actually do venture from the water, and it may not … Continue reading Fish out of Water: Fun facts about my favorite amphibious fishes