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The Strange Case of the Singing Toadfish and its Bizarre Mating

May 22, 2018, 2018

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This is a free community event organized by Ocean Wise to connect with our local community of ocean champions and enthusiasts.

Join Dr. Sigal Balshine, a professor from McMaster University who has been studying the Plainfin Midshipman Fish for 10 years. Learn about the strange and wonderful singing toadfish that can be found on beaches right here in British Columbia! These fish have many bizarre and captivating 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!

This event is accessible and ASL-signed.


May 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
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Vancouver Aquarium
(604) 659-3474