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: four of my favorite amphibious fishes

The saying “A fish out of water” was coined by poet Geoffry Chaucer. In The Cantebury Tales he writes, “...a monk, when he is cloisterless; Is like to a fish that is waterless”.9 While this phrasing works for Chaucer's purposes,  many fish actually do venture from water, and it may not be as awkward as you’d … Continue reading Fish out of Water: four of my favorite amphibious fishes