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All the videos on this webpage were collected under Northern Arizona IACUC Animal Care Protocol 09-009. During the experiments, fish were placed on land for no more than 2 minutes, at which point they were returned to the water and allowed to recover for at least 2 hours. Fish were never visibly injured as a result of the treatment and there was no experimental mortality during the study.

All videos have been slowed down to play at approximately 1/5 real time, except the non-jumping species at the bottom, which plays at 3/5 real time. Videos have not been altered or manipulated in any other way.

Gambusia affinis

thumbnailGambusia affinis

In this sequence, a researcher drips water on the fish from a metal spatula to keep the fish moist.

Danio rerio

thumbnailDanio rerio


Poecilia reticulata

thumbnailPoecilia reticulata


Oryzias latipes

thumbnailOryzias latipes


Betta splendens

thumbnailBetta splendens


Kryptolebias marmoratus

thumbnailKryptolebias marmoratus

This species voluntarily spends part of its life history out of the water.

Melanotaenia splendida

thumbnailMelanotaenia splendida


Amatitlania nigrofasciata

thumbnailAmatitlania nigrofasciata

Non-jumping species, for comparison.

Dr. Alice Gibb

Office: Wettaw 214
Office Phone: (928) 523-1524
Lab: Wettaw 204
Lab Phone: (928) 523-2831

Postdoc: CSU Fullerton '97-'99
PhD: UC Irvine '97
BA: Mount Holyoke '89
Northern Arizona University, Biology Department, P.O. Box 5640, Flagstaff, AZ 86011