10 December 2008

Here's a quick update on our trout. Here are 2 pictures at 6 weeks of development. All yolk sacs have pretty much been absorbed into the fish and most are now actively feeding on fish food from the top. The above picture is of our lone deformity. We had 5 fish die since the beginning but this one had a mutation where (from what we can decipher) the yolk sac was enclosed within the fishes belly. This skin did not recede as the yolk sac did, leaving this bubble. The bottom represents a typical healthy Brown Trout.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

pretty fish. I cant wait til we release them

Mr. said...

Wuz up Mr.Devoe it is me Toni from Mr.Dantonio's class and I would like to thank you for puting us on your website.Thank you for bloging.I would like to ask you if you will ask your kids to bring in some shoes?Keep up the good work.

Mr. said...

This is Andrew from Mr.D'antonios class. Thanks for putting our site on yuor sweetsites. I think our speeches went great

Mr. said...

Hey Mr.Devoe,Thank you for blogging and thanks for letting us come in to do the speeches.Thanks for putting us on your website we really appretiate it.Now that weve got the High School AND the Milddle School hucked up were going to have at least 500!Were hoping to get to 1,000 WOW!!!!So keep reminding kids to bring in shoes because with your help you cre actually helping us save the world it might seem so but you are.Also my advice to you ask the fashionable kids,they are really helping to.Thanks!

Mr. said...

Hi Mr.Deveoe. I want to thank you for blogging on our website, and for letting us give our speaches at your class room. The shoe collection is going so good. We got over 400 pairs of shoes. We are tyring to reach 1,000 pairs of shoes. You can help by telling your students to bringging in shoes. Hope you blogg back on our website. Bye!

Mr. said...

Wuz up,Mr.Devoe I am Brittany from Mr.D'Antonio's class.Thankyou for letting us come the high school middle school.We had a blast.Thankyou for adding us to your sweet sites.

Mr. said...

HEY!!This is Marcus and I thank Mr. Devoe for Puting us on his blog.We have over 250+ pairs now with the HS/MS helping!!

Mr. said...

HI it's Mikayla P's brother.Thanks MR.Devoe for letting us give our speeches

Mr. said...

Whats up Mr.Devoe? Thank you for bloging. Thank you letting us do our speeches. Also I would like to thank you for putting our site on yours its really cool to on someone elses site and more people will blog and give us more shoes. We have a lot of shoes. We have OVER 500. Its amasing! If you keep telling those MS and HS students to bring in shoes we will definitely get 1,000. When we get 1,000 we will definitly help them. That will make us fell really good. The speeches went really well. Thanks a lot.
From,
Tess

Mr. said...

Yo, this is Emma again! Thanks for your comments and putting us on sweet sites. Also for letting us present our speeches at the High school, Middle school. The shoe collection is going great.

Mr. said...

Hi it's Emmilie.O!Thank you for the comments and see if your kids will being shoes.Oh,and thank you for puting us on your blog.

Mr. said...

Dear Mr.Doveo,

Hey this is Taryn[ I was the girl who did the soles 4 souls speech 4 your class]. Thank u for letting me say my speech to your class and I can't believe that we have about 500 shoes or more from our school!Don't forget to bring in SHOES to us.They high schoolers should have at least 100 pairs of shoes that they can DONAT to US!!!!??!!

Mr. said...

It's Jake,thanks for letting
us say our speech.We have about
500.Thanks for buting us on your blog.Keep telling your kids they
can bring shoes.

Mr. said...

Hello Mr.Devoe.This is bridgeette thank you for adding us to your blog. i thougth the speedhes where good. The collection is going good we all ready have 500 and over. Remember to tell your kids to keep bring in shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. said...

Thank you Mr.Doveo for bloging on ourblog.I love science! From Casper

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a mutation! It's quite interesting that one of the trout has a mutation. Was it caused by adding information to the gene pool or taking away genetic information?

Mr. DeVoe said...

I guess I'm not sure what you mean by "information".

Anonymous said...

"Information" meaning the genetic coding needed for the formation of the yoke sac in the proper place on the trout's body. If information was added to have the yoke sac form inside the stomach, then that specific life form is getting more and more complex. If the information was lost, then that life form is getting less complex and is heading towards complete chaos, which the second law of thermodynamics clearly states happens to all things.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Anonymous,

Well I'm no ichthyologist or geneticist but I do know that whatever a mutation can do it can also undo so I guess there would be no net gain or loss of any "information". So if for some reason this mutation were an advantage for this particular fish in the current environment it would be favored by the gene pool and would show up with more frequency.

I've seen these arguments before by several anti-science individuals and organizations, especially in response to natural selection - the current theory that explains the workings of evolution. You must understand that the same biology that explains heredity and has lead to countless medical discoveries also confirms evolution. The same physics that makes your computer view this website confirms evolution and the same geology that lead to the discovery and extraction of fossil fuels to power your car also confirms evolution. The same science that confirms evolution will also hopefully improve the lives for all of us in the future and solve the numerous ecological problems that lie before us.

Thanks for writing.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome.