And the sling jaw wrasse makes it to ESPN

OK – now this is really going viral. The slingjaw wrasse video from Peter Wainwright’s lab at UC Davis (which I wrote about here) has now made it to ESPN.

See the SportsNation web site:

Weird Web Stories: Monday, Nov. 16 – SportsNation – ESPN

And on Twitter SportsNation says

The slingjaw wrasse has officially replaced the waiter monkeys as our favorite animals: http://bit.ly/34mMzE


Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

2 thoughts on “And the sling jaw wrasse makes it to ESPN”

  1. “The slingjaw wrasse has officially replaced the waiter monkeys as our favorite animals”

    A good thing too! Many people, especially students, need these service positions to get by, and losing them to non-human primates is a real blow. Plus, there is the whole animals rights issue — do the monkeys get to keep their tips, or does the restaurant take them?

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