Any zoologist will tell you that hippos, despite their adorable dumpy demeanor, are actually the most dangerous animals in Africa. And although they're responsible for more human deaths than any other animal, their deadliness isn't exclusive to people. It turns out hippos, or more specifically their feces, also represent a notable threat to entire local fish populations.
Roses are red Violets are fly https://t.co/NkHPwkzU1X— Ed Yong (@Ed Yong) 1526479300.0
It's on days like these that journalism really comes through for us.
I enjoyed this headline, more journalism should sound like children's book titles: https://t.co/LOJNq0wnVI https://t.co/YhvU17WscB— Marie Le Conte (@Marie Le Conte) 1526481295.0
god bless this headline https://t.co/hzIgfstcFy https://t.co/WKWzC5RPF3— Alex Fitzpatrick (@Alex Fitzpatrick) 1526489528.0
The lengths these Yale scientists went to to determine the culprit of so many dead fish is both impressive and absurd.
"At first, Chris Dutton and Amanda Subalusky had no idea why the fish were dying...."— Erik Holm (@Erik Holm) 1526489290.0
"...Through an increasingly bold set of experiments, involving remote-controlled boats, computer simulations, a mak… https://t.co/cNiVAYvKwr— Erik Holm (@Erik Holm) 1526489306.0
This study involved... *checks notes*... building a makeshift dam and borrowing a truck to transport 16,000 LITRES… https://t.co/rRFF0ufKxv— Ed Yong (@Ed Yong) 1526474059.0
Though there may have been a few clues that should have tipped them off beforehand...
“Down at the bridge, you can put a net in the water for a few seconds, and the entire middle will just be coated wi… https://t.co/brE0CkyWMb— The Atlantic (@The Atlantic) 1526481140.0
Scientists can call the study whatever they want, but it all boils down to the same thing.
"The duo...published their results in a paper with the remarkably polite title of 'Organic matter loading by hippop… https://t.co/Y4CXx6OWLJ— Erik Holm (@Erik Holm) 1526489347.0
In our complex world, it's rare to see such a persistent mystery completely solved!
A water quality mystery in #MaraRiver *solved* by the excellent research of @ChrisLDutton & @AmandaSubalusky. These… https://t.co/xcU5kLMGGI— Michael McClain (@Michael McClain) 1526493209.0
One fish two fish dead fish poo fish https://t.co/im8ln2wfme— Ryan Fonseca (@Ryan Fonseca) 1526483623.0
The author of the article got some major props for covering such an important topic.
How do I nominate @edyong209 for a Pulitzer?— Erik Holm (@Erik Holm) 1526489505.0
I was always taught that a headline should entice the reader to pursue a deeper understanding (i.e. read the articl… https://t.co/BlpWmkKuoC— Shawn Moksvold 🍷✏️📚 (@Shawn Moksvold 🍷✏️📚) 1526473890.0
Even one of the hippo-researchers gave @edyong209 a shout out!
Thanks to @edyong209 for his incredible skill at science translation and super cool coverage of our paper!… https://t.co/FXZc59a0nS— Amanda Subalusky (@Amanda Subalusky) 1526487362.0
If you ever have a friend going through a rough time, this article might be just the thing to cheer them up.
I am lucky enough to have friends who - despite being respectable, fancy, and busy changing the world - took the ti… https://t.co/byaRzilyNv— Alex Twinem (@Alex Twinem) 1526487023.0
Big week for hippo science! Two great papers out on ecological effects of hippo "subsidy overload." @ChrisLDutton… https://t.co/TBOUMTs29z— Amanda Subalusky (@Amanda Subalusky) 1526498181.0