So the cartoon… I mean, the highly technical diagram in yesterday’s post implied that being in space wouldn’t be much of a thrill for fish. I mean, they swim up, they swim down… they swim in whatever direction they want, right?
But then I found a video showing a side-by-side comparison of the fish tank aboard the International Space Station and an identical fish tank down here on Earth, and it looks like I was very, very wrong. Fish do change their swimming behavior in microgravity. It’s really pretty, actually, watching them spin and twirl about.
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Not sure if they are traumatized or having the time of their lives!
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It looks like fun to me, though I suppose from the fish’s perspective it could be different.
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Isn’t it? I don’t know what I expected fish to do in space, but I wasn’t expecting that!