James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

Friday Photo: Red Bellied Piranah

There’s lots of fish in the Amazon. One with perhaps the most impressive reputation is the Piranha. To bust a popular myth, no they’re not that dangerous, but yes, you can feel them nip inquisitively at you if you stay in the water washing for too long. Here’s one we plucked out on a fish survey, all I can say is, they taste great.

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