Biology Fun-damentals

Aug 03, 2018

Stickleback fish

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Meet your typical stickleback dad. My research is based on understanding how genes contribute to his behavior.

A mostly blue fish above a fake aquarium plant that has a nest made of pebbles to the left of its base.

You can tell this is a male ready to become a dad because of his blue color. He also has red/orange color under his throat. Its only during the summer breeding season that he will look like this. Not all males will color up this brightly as it depends on a number of factors including the amount of light and the surrounding environment (gravel color). This particular male has improvised a nest ...

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