Saturday, 3 July 2010

Do Not Mess With Fish 105,

and you thought fish were fun! the first of three fishy posts, back to the never ending question, 'do fish have a three second memory or not?' I have always said they have a much longer memory and can be trained, well so does Dr Kevin Warburton, who has been studying fish behaviour for many years, described the suggestion of the three second memory as 'absolute rubbish', He said: 'fish are quite sophisticated, fish can remember prey types for months, they can learn to avoid predators after being attacked once and they retain this memory for several months', although he does make one claim that I totally disagree with, namely, 'carp that have been caught by fishermen avoid hooks for at least a year', not so, proved it wrong myself a couple of times as indeed I am sure many carp anglers have, Dr Warburton is an adjunct researcher with Charles Sturt University's Institute for Land, Water and Society in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.

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