31 Jul '16, 2am

This friendly fish has visited a Japanese diver for 25 years

If Yoriko’s recurring visits aren’t enough, late last year researchers detected signals that could indicate some level of sentience in fish . They found that when zebrafish were exposed to stressors, they exhibited a rise in body temperature. Called ‘emotional fever,’ the rise could indicate that the zebrafish have feelings and some level of consciousness. Before the study, scientists thought only mammals, birds, and reptiles displayed emotional fever, yet the researchers behind the study definitively concluded that the zebrafish displayed emotional fever as well. Whether the reaction is truly linked to consciousness still remains to be proven.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/meet-yoriko-a-friendly-fish-who-gree...

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