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Study Finds Fish Communicate Through Urine

Source: The Times-Picayune/Todd Masson - February 16, 2017 in Science/Tech

Study Finds Fish Communicate Through Urine
Photo: rjp/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Any angler who has ever caught a bream knows that the first thing the fish does when it clears the gunwale is to send a thin line of forcefully delivered urine all over the boat’s deck. Every kid who has taken up the sport has been baptized with bream pee by his older brother, cousin, uncle or cackling father.

For us humans, it’s a funny characteristic, but apparently, from the fish’s perspective, he’s warning us that it’s time to put up our dukes.

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