The Strange Case of the Singing Toadfish and its Bizarre Mating Behaviour | Ocean Matters Lecture

May 22, 2018

Join Ocean Wise at the Vancouver Aquarium for a fascinating look at the Plainfin Midshipman Fish. Learn about this strange and wonderful singing toadfish that can be found on beaches right here in British Columbia! These fish have many bizarre and wonderful courtship behaviours. They also have an unusual parental care system where the males are the sole protectors of the young. If this is not interesting enough, these fish also have light emitting cells on their body that they use to hunt prey! For more information about the Plainfin Midshipman click here!

Dr. Sigal Balshine, a professor from McMaster University, has been studying these fish and their strange behaviour for over 10 years! She will reveal little known facts about these incredible fish and how they are helping biologists understand the evolution of mating behaviours of all animals!

Date: Tuesday, 22-May-2018
Time: 7pm (doors 6.30pm)
Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat!
ASL Interpretation: Yes
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium