This fish out of water cools down fast

21 octubre 2015

The tiny mangrove rivulus fish cools down by jumping out of water, according to a new study. The fish lives in tropical climates, and when the water is warm, will jump out to cool its body temperature down by air-chilling itself. This is an example of evaporative cooling. As temperatures warm in this area due to climate change, this could happen more often, say the researchers.