Lecture Sunday 11:00 AM Globetrotter Dr. Jonathon Balcombe
What a Fish Knows: Notes from a Vegan Biologist
Arguably the least understood, and certainly the most exploited vertebrates on Earth, fishes have been predominantly viewed by us in two contexts: as a source of food, or recreation. Combining science and story-telling, this presentation explores startling discoveries of fishes’ colorful lives that will raise eyebrows and drop more than a few jaws. In this companion to Balcombe’s latest book, What a Fish Knows, you’ll learn how fishes can use tools and create mental maps, recognize shoal mates, deceive others, keep accounts, parent, woo, collaborate, and undergo gender reassignment without costly surgery. Jonathan Balcombe has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology (the study of animal behavior). He has published over 50 scientific papers on animal behavior and animal protection, and authored five books on these topics.