CANTON -- St. Lawrence University Biology Professor Alexander Schreiber will discuss asymmetrically developed fish at the next Science Café Sept. 12, at 7:15 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room and on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:15 p.m. in the Park
View Common Room, above the Blackbird Café, 107 Main St., Canton.
Flatfish (flounder, sole, halibut) begin life as typical fish that swim with an upright posture, but soon develop asymmetrically, as one eye migrates to the opposite side of the head and the fish swims on one side for the rest of its life.
Join Schreiber as he explores fascinating examples of such curious asymmetries, their reasons and advantages, and their evolutionary and developmental bases.
Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.
Find out more at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.