Over the years, scientific studies of wild animals have uncovered some truly amazing things. In fact, sometimes it seems that the more scientists investigate, the more there is to find; the more puzzles that mankind solves, the more new ones are revealed. One puzzle that has long intrigued fish biologists has been the survival of certain fish populations in heavily polluted waters. Now, as Victoria Neblik reports, research at the University of Exeter and King’s College London is helping to solve this riddle and revealing some impressive abilities of certain Cornish Brown Trout in the process.
The project area is surrounded by deepwater fjords that form a large natural harbour system and are easily accessed all year. The project area is approximately 40 km from the Narsarsuaq International Airport, and lake systems suitable for the development of hydroelectric power plants are also located nearby.