Printer Friendly

Fish's 3secs memory is codswallop; DISCOVERY.

THE notion that fish can remember for only three seconds has been exposed as a myth by research.

The creatures can recall predators for months and are capable of acts of deception and teamwork.

Dr Kevin Warburton, who has been studying fish for many years, called the three-second memory idea "absolute rubbish".

He said: "Carp caught by anglers will avoid hooks for at least a year.

"Fish can remember prey types for months. They can learn to avoid predators after being attacked.

"Some behavioural traits we think are very human, such as deception, fish have as well."

Dr Warburton, of Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, added: "Fish are quite sophisticated."
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 3, 2010
Previous Article:Bank man's fatal heart dye allergy; INQUEST.
Next Article:DYING FOR A DRINK; Booze deaths double in 20 yrs.. but we are living longer.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters