osmoregulation

Research led by Dietmar Kueltz sheds light on how some fish adapt to saltwater

March 16, 2017

By Pat Baily, UC Davis News

Most fish live either in freshwater or saltwater, but others, including tilapia, have the remarkable ability to physiologically adjust to varying salinity levels — a trait that may be critically important as climate change begins to alter the salinity of ocean and coastal waters as well as the water in desert lakes and creeks.