When Disney created a film about a clownfish father searching for his missing son (Finding Nemo), who knew that their storyline was backed by science? You see, clownfish, or anemonefish, fathers have razor-sharp paternal instincts. Thanks to a May 2017 study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we now know why.
Anenomefish Dads Aren't Clowning Around
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Shouting Fish Are A Real Thing
Fish can shout at each other to be heard in noisy settings.
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A study in Behavioral Ecology suggests that fish can shout at each other. 00:06
Female blacktail shiner fish don't make sounds, but males make growls. 00:23
Male blacktail shiner fish were observed shouting to each other when outside noises were increased. 00:29
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