What Works: Week 2

“Fish Have Feelings, Too” 

I chose this article whilst scrolling through facebook when my intellectual cousin shared it for all to see. Also, as a fan of fish, I could not pass up this title.

The article, by Rachel Nuwer, in my opinion was very well written. It was not a short read but kept you intrigued the whole time. It began with a relatable personal anecdote from a fisheries ecologist that drew you into the story. It jumped straight from the personal story to the scientific side of the article, discussing the ignorant views of science in the past and the breakthroughs that have been happening in the fish world of science.

I began to think that there was not enough factual evidence in this article to convince me of anything until it went into a study of primates and fishes pattern identification abilities. My only qualm with the article was in the study that they did not identify that “cleaner wrasses” are a species of fish. Granted, it would not take much of an educated guess to figure that out, but it still could have made the article flow better.

The last part of the article provides less science driven evidence that fish are not “aquatic automatons”. The quotes and evidence appear to be well-researched and backed up.

I really enjoyed reading this article and I hope to see more evidence the fish do in fact, have feelings.

I chose this article whilst scrolling through facebook when my intellectual cousin shared it for all to see. Also, as a fan of fish, I could not pass up this title.

The article, by Rachel Nuwer, in my opinion was very well written. It was not a short read but kept you intrigued the whole time. It began with a relatable personal anecdote from a fisheries ecologist that drew you into the story. It jumped straight from the personal story to the scientific side of the article, discussing the ignorant views of science in the past and the breakthroughs that have been happening in the fish world of science.

I began to think that there was not enough factual evidence in this article to convince me of anything until it went into a study of primates and fishes pattern identification abilities. My only qualm with the article was in the study that they did not identify that “cleaner wrasses” are a species of fish. Granted, it would not take much of an educated guess to figure that out, but it still could have made the article flow better.

The last part of the article provides less science driven evidence that fish are not “aquatic automatons”. The quotes and evidence appear to be well-researched and backed up.

I really enjoyed reading this article and I hope to see more evidence the fish do in fact, have feelings.