Dean Pomerleau has created the R2 Fish School Training Kit, which teaches people how to train their little swimmers to do extraordinary tricks like play soccer, kick a field goal, and play fetch.
Pomerleau uses a process of positive reinforcement to train his fishies, rewarding them with food when they successfully complete a task.
He says, Fish are a lot smarter than people realize. They can learn really sophisticated behavior. When people see what my fish can do, theyre floored.
Through his work, Pomerleau hopes to raise awareness on fish welfare because theyre often neglected.
He also has big ideas for other tricks hed like to teach his fish.
He explains, Im excited for my fish to do big tasks that would have real world benefits. The Navy can use them to detect underwater mines or do other work.
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