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Your Call: What does a fish know?


On the August 11th edition of Your Call, Jonathan Balcombe discusses his new book, What a Fish Knows, the Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins.

Humans kill and eat trillions of fish every year, yet most of us know so little about them. Fishes feel pain, use tools, and conduct elaborate courtship rituals. Balcombe gives fishes a voice, diving into scientific research and evidence to explain how they perceive, feel, and experience the world. What does a fish know? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Jonathan Balcombe, director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of four books, including Second Nature and Pleasure Kingdom

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