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Meet the Opah, the First Warm-Blooded Fish

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Posted: June 14, 2016

Lecture date: March 3, 2016. Biologist Nick Wegner discusses the opah, a fish that warms up nearly its entire body through the constant flapping of large pectoral fins.

Wegner is a research fisheries biologist working for NOAA Fisheries at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, and a lecturer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Video Posted: June 14, 2016 | Running time: 50:53

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