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 Post subject: Fish: Do fish get seasick?
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Now that's an odd question to ask isn't it?

Of course not, they are fish! Obviously.
But are you sure?

Read this!

Fish get seasick, scientist 'proves'
It has long been wondered whether fish get seasick but now a German scientist has claimed he has proved that in fact they do.

Dr Reinhold Hilbig, a zoologist from Stutgart, studied the effects of weightlessness in water as part of research into how humans are affected in space.

Forty-nine fish in a mini aquarium were sent up in a plane that went into a steep dive, simulating the loss of gravity astronauts encounter in space flight.

He said eight of the fish began turning around and around in circles.

"They completely lost their sense of balance, behaving like humans who get seasick," said Dr. Hilbig.

"The fish lost their orientation, they became completely confused and looked as if they were about to vomit. In the wild such a "seasick" fish would become prey for others because they are incapable of fleeing from danger."

The eight seasick fish were later culled and their brains examined to try to determine the exact cause of their sickness.

"It would seem the loss of eye contact with water movement and vibrations plays a large part in their disorientation," Dr Hilbig said.

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 Post subject: Re: Do fish get seasick?
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Amazing! I wonder what fish vomit would taste like? Probably quite nutritious on the braai. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Do fish get seasick?
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DuQues wrote:
Now that's an odd question to ask isn't it?

Of course not, they are fish! Obviously.
But are you sure?


Very interesting DuQues! :thumbs_up:

Another experiment was done in which storm-waves were created in a goldfish-bowl…they got seasick!! It is also said that fish can get seasick if they are stored aboard a rolling ship. :hmz:

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Amazing! I wonder what fish vomit would taste like? Probably quite nutritious on the braai. :hmz:


:lol: :lol:

I think it depends on what the fish is vomiting. If it is something like "Jonah", you will have to be a cannibal to taste it! :wink: :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Do fish get seasick?
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Come on, guys. These specimens were obviously airsick! :lol: The symptoms are very similar, and without a paper bag for obvious purposes, of course they looked a bit off.
Interesting, but still a shame they had to be culled in the end... Hope the scientists will eventually also acknowledge the fact that they still tasted good after the experiment. :wink:

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Amazing! I wonder what fish vomit would taste like? Probably quite nutritious on the braai. :hmz:


:lol: :lol:

I think it depends on what the fish is vomiting. If it is something like "Jonah", you will have to be a cannibal to taste it! :wink: :tongue:[/quote]

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I agree about the taste of fish vomit....it would really depend what the fish had eaten prior.

Although I think the fish were probably also saying something like "When will these humans stop playing games with us? I just want to swim against myself in the glass."


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Come on, guys. These specimens were obviously airsick! :lol: The symptoms are very similar, and without a paper bag for obvious purposes, of course they looked a bit off.
Interesting, but still a shame they had to be culled in the end... Hope the scientists will eventually also acknowledge the fact that they still tasted good after the experiment. :wink:


Like this one Jose :clap: :funny:

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 Post subject: Re: Do fish get seasick?
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:huh: Rather interesting post, DQ. :hmz: Definitely never occurred to me that fish might get sea sick - doubt that they do, though...

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Next we'll be hearing about birds that get air-sick; or squirrels that are scared of heights ...

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