#FishInThePost: Common Roach

This week’s #FishInThePost question linked to the common name of the fish species that we had in mind, and to a common name for a common insect. Our question was, ‘which Welsh freshwater fish has a common name the same as an insect that people also eat?’ James Stovold was the first to guess the […]

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#FishInThePost – Lemme know Minnow

On Thursday we tweeted this week’s #FishInThePost question: ‘Me being one of Wales’ smaller freshwater fishes, is it not impressive that I produce up to 1,000 eggs in a breeding season? Which Welsh freshwater fish am I?‘ Winning guess by Pepijn for this week’s #FishInThePost!  We had several great guesses, commentary, and puns about which […]

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#FishInThePost – European bullhead

Yesterday we tweeted our weekly #FishInThePost with a special Christmas twist: The answer was very quickly delivered by @jessica_minett, who correctly identified the answer as the European bullhead (Cottus gobio). The meaning behind our festive pun stems back to the work of Smyly (1957), who identified that bullheads fixate on a single rock known as […]

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