But Why?: How Do Fish See? How Do Fish Sleep? How Do Fish Breathe?

But Why visits the New England Aquarium in Boston to get answers to those and other questions kids have sent us about fish.

How did the first fish get into the ocean? How do fish breathe under water? If you put a fish’s head underwater, but not its tail, would it survive? How do fish get diseases? How do fish see underwater without googles? Why do fish swim when they are asleep? Do fish drink water? Do fish have ears? How are fish born?

They swim in oceans, lakes and streams, and sometimes even in tanks in your living room! We’re talking all about fish this week with Jo Blasi, manager of education and training at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

 

 

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You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.


Biology, Zoology
Fish
K-6, Middle School

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This episode features a coloring page by Vermont artist Shelby Spinks. You can download and print this picture of Swimming Fish here and you can color as you listen!