Tessa Solomon-Lane

The Life and Times of a Sex-Changing Fish

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Whether you’re a human, dog, bird, fish, or insect, living in a social group has costs and benefits.  The members of your social group can have a big impact on your biology and behavior, including how much you eat and exercise and whether you lead a healthy life.  I will introduce you to the amazing biology of bluebanded gobies, a fish for which social context is so important that it can cause a female to become a male, and vice versa!  Come learn about what these socially savvy fish can teach us!

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Events start at 7:30pm outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages! Guided tours of the field lab will be available (wear sturdy shoes and bring water)!

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