New Study: Fish Feel Pain And Have Memories

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 5 years ago
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fishMost people do not associate fish with feelings. A new study shows otherwise. Scientists from Australia released a study last week, by Culum Brown published in the Animal Cognition Journal, which focuses on fish cognition. The study shows that fish can feel pain and recognize other fish, just like mammals do. The researchers analyzed past studies done on fish and compared them to other reptiles and mammals. The studies revealed that fish had very developed senses, and that many fish have memories. The study also expanded on fish social systems,  and the mutual relationships fish can form with other fish. Brown compares the pain receptors in fish to those in humans and suggests fish feel pain as do any other vertebrates. MORE

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Francis Yupangco

 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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