I’ve been sat in a project meeting for a Finnish Centre of Excellence that I lurk in. We have heard that swallows are more stressed when in Africa than in Finland (presumably because in Africa they are constantly being asked how fast they fly when unladen). There is also now a zombie student lurching around Finland saying “Braiiins … Stickleback braiiins”.
I’ve just found out that there is a species called the armored weaselfish. How did someone come up with that name? It’s wonderfully evocative.