Fuel for Thought: Studying Fish Metabolism

Everything we do in life requires energy, and the chemical reactions that convert nutrients into energy in our bodies (known as metabolism) usually require oxygen. Therefore, when Read More…

Breathing Under Water

Oxygen is the key to life. All vertebrate animals require oxygen to live, and most of us cannot survive beyond a few short minutes without a generous Read More…

An efficient exchange

Just like animals on land, fish need oxygen to survive – but rather than breathing air, fish extract their oxygen from the water around them. This is Read More…

Life in the dead zone

Scientists often consider low-oxygen zones to be harbingers of doom for marine ecosystems. The lack of oxygen in these regions means that few species can survive there, Read More…

The essence of life

We all know water is the essence of life—it participates in vital chemical reactions that sustain us, grows the food we eat, and helps produce the electricity Read More…