Roman Mosaics Demonstrate Shrinking Fish

Archaeologists studying Roman mosaics believe that they have identified a popular eating fish, the Dusky Grouper, has significantly shrunk in size over the centuries.

“These representations suggest that groupers were, in ancient times, so large as to be portrayed as sea monsters and that their habitat use and depth distribution have shifted in historical times.”

To learn more about this ichthyological discovery, see the story in Discovery News.


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