Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community:
I’m not a scientist. I don’t know why climate change is happening. I don’t know if it’s just — if it’s just a cycle in the Earth, you know — it’s a generational thing, or if there’s too much pollution entering the atmosphere. And so when we’re seeing climate change impacts in our areas, we figure we better get ahead of the curve.
A small organ in the tail of the Ecuadorian weakly electric knifefish generates an electric field, which is used as a sixth sense to communicate, navigate and hunt prey. Each fish actually generates its own electric frequency, which changes in pitch as other fish approach.