For Fish in Coral Reefs, It’s Useful to Be Smart
Sean B. Carroll
Source: The New York Times
October 20, 2009
A series of studies has recently revealed that reef fish are surprisingly adaptable. Freshly caught wild fish quickly learn new tasks and can learn to discriminate among colors, patterns and shapes, including those they have never encountered. These studies suggest that learning and interpreting new stimuli play important roles in the lives of reef fish.
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