|Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout
Take a closer look at fish. Fish are smart.
Although we don't interact with fish enough to realize it, studies prove that fish
are smart, interesting
animals with their own unique personalities.
Biologist Culum Brown, Ph.D., says, "Fish are more intelligent
than they appear.
In many areas, such as memory, their cognitive powers match or exceed
those of 'higher'
vertebrates, including non-human primates."
Fish have excellent memories. In a study at the University
fish who learned to escape from a net pen, retained the ability 11 months later.
this would be equivalent to a human being's recalling a lesson learned 40 years before.
cited in a recent edition of Fish and Fisheries magazine
shows that fish learn by watching other fish, recognize
and remember one another,
and exhibit social behavior comparable to that of primates.
Oxford University research
has determined that fish can
complete some mental tasks that are too complex for dogs.
So.......... The next
time you have a tough day of fishing,
especially on a super-clear river or lake,
Fish are people too!