Nine-Spined Sticklebacks Named Geniuses of the Sea

Published by PETA.

We know that fish sea kittens are intelligent. How about ingenious? Indeed!

According to recent findings published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, nine-spined sticklebacks are able to hone in on their best dining options simply by watching other fish. One of the authors of the study remarked that this makes the animals “geniuses of the fish world.”

Nine-spined sticklebacks have one up on yours truly. When I dine out, I have to visit Menupages.com to figure out where to go.

I do, however, live with a genius. My best buddy, Charlie, can pick his squeaky beer can toy, a gift from his Aunt Lisa, out of a lineup of toys.

Think your other-than-human friend can top that?

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