I’m Jonathan Balcombe, ethologist and author of What a Fish Knows. I’ve been studying animal behavior and sentience for more than 25 years, with a focus on fish in the last few years. AMA about animals!
Hi, I’m Jonathan Balcombe, ethologist and director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of a number of books, including Second Nature, Pleasurable Kingdom, and the newly released New York Times bestseller What a Fish Knows. I have three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology from the University of Tennessee, where I studied communication in bats. I’ve been fortunate to be able to share my work studying animals with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, the BBC, the National Geographic Channel, and other outlets like the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
AMA about animals—I look forward to your questions!
ps. We attempted a Reddit session 6 months ago but didn't have the proper photo proof. We've covered that this time.