Hakai Magazine

Coastal science and societies

Why Do Fish School?

A swirling mass of fish swims past, as if a single organism was moving in unison. Who gets to be in the middle? How do they not bump into each other? And why are they schooling in the first place?

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by the Hakai Institute

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Hakai Magazine will be shifting our resources and temporarily changing our publishing schedule due to the current pandemic. To help fill the gaps, we’ll keep you inspired with some nature-is-awesome content, much of which is produced by the stellar media team at the Hakai Institute. So many of us need a glimpse of the wild right now.

Edited by Meigan Henry
Videography by Grant Callegari and Tavish Campbell