Our alienation from fishes stems from the fact that they have existed, both literally and figuratively, beneath the surface of our awareness. Gaze over a lake, a river, or an ocean, and while there may be legions of fishes carrying on with their lives within inches of the surface, we witness nothing of it.
Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, is the author of five books, including What a Fish Knows, Pleasurable Kingdom, Second Nature, and The Exultant Ark. He is Director of Animal Sentience with the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, and Associate Editor of the online, open-access journal Animal Sentience. He lives in south Florida.
Posts by Jonathan Balcombe
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.