This Fish Has Adapted to Canada’s Deepest Coldest Lakes. UTSC Researchers are Unravelling it’s Genetics to Find Out How.

Great article from UTSC covering the incredible work Alex Van Nynatten, a postdoc in the Lovejoy lab, has been doing with the Deepwater Sculpin in collaboration with the Chang lab! This fish is quite impressive as they are known to live almost exclusively in lakes with temperatures below 8 °C, and at depths greater than 35 metres.

The entire genome of this fascinating species is currently being sequenced to see how this otherwise unassuming fish has adapted to such harsh conditions. Alex has special interest in in studying the fish’s vision genes and their adaptations to this cold and dark environment.

Alex Van Nynatten, a postdoc in the Lovejoy lab.
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