Science is the poetry of Nature.







Contributing Authors

Why Fish Don’t Need to Be ‘Schooled’ in Swimming

How do fish swim in schools, effortlessly coordinating their every move? The answer appears to be ingrained in their genes.

The genetic basis underlying the complex, social behavior of schooling is revealed in two studies published Sept. 12 in the journal Current Biology. The studies suggest that schooling is not a learned behavior, and instead show it relies on several regions of the fish genome.

The findings may point to the genetic underpinning of why humans also are social, and tend to gather in groups, some experts said, although others debated this.

  1. sharkkatehoohaha reblogged this from scinerds
  2. itmightbedoug reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  3. shark-bait-ooh-haha reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  4. synestheticcmajor reblogged this from wespeakfortheearth
  5. forgottenverses reblogged this from whereisthebepis
  6. kkeshia reblogged this from whereisthebepis
  7. whereisthebepis reblogged this from scinerds
  8. jenzysreblogs reblogged this from underh2o
  9. ticktimeyoutakeit reblogged this from faunwood
  10. faunwood reblogged this from empathy-vs-apathy-nyc
  11. smatthewsmarinebio reblogged this from scinerds and added:
    I found this opinion to be very interesting. This continues to show how like fish are to humans. While obviously fish do...
  12. oceansandsand reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  13. delilahbelle reblogged this from scinerds
  14. samthegreat8 reblogged this from underh2o
  15. danceindownpours reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  16. staringd0wnthesun reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  17. joolz1109 reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  18. alwaysmidsummer reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  19. cornfiguration reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  20. willbru reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  21. odinarrow reblogged this from unfathomable-ocean
  22. asmhflskaf reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist
  23. vncleiroh reblogged this from mad-as-a-marine-biologist