Author Archives: Steven Yong, Biologist - Fish and Invertebrates

Why do pufferfish "puff up"?

Pufferfish will “puff up” as a defense mechanism if they are threatened. A shape that is more than double its original size, round and sometimes covered in spines is much more difficult to bite and isn’t very appetizing to a more »

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2011 Hawaii Collecting Trip, Final Phases

The work doesn’t end once the newly collected fish are packed up and shipped back to Seattle from Honolulu. The boxes are picked up at the air cargo facility near Sea-Tac airport and driven back to the Aquarium. Once the more »

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