Fish feel Seasick too!

Written by Dave Mercer on October 15, 2010

Dr. Reinhold Hilbig recently conducted tests studying the effects of weightlessness on fish.  Our investigating team worked round the clock to to determine if this was a legitimate scientific experiment…  While the following quote isn’t 100% conclusive, we believe any study that says fish “look sick” probably isn’t worth it’s weight in…  Asian Carp, lol!

According to The Sun.com:

“The fish lost their orientation, they became completely confused and looked as if they were about to vomit.

(a disoriented fish feeling sick!?)

Stuttgart zoologist Dr Reinhold Hilbig studied the effects of weightlessness in water as part of research into how humans are affected in space.

Forty-nine fish in a mini aquarium were sent up in a plane that went into a steep dive, simulating the loss of gravity astronauts encounter in space flight.

He said eight of the fish began turning around and around in circles.

“They completely lost their sense of balance, behaving like humans who get seasick,” said Dr Hilbig.

“The fish lost their orientation, they became completely confused and looked as if they were about to vomit.

“In the wild such ‘seasick’ fish would become prey for others because they are incapable of fleeing from danger.”