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Neeraja Raghavan asked the Naked Scientists: Dear Naked Scientists: A glass jar is half filled with water. There is a live fish swimming in it.How can we boil the water that is inside the jar, without killing the fish? Regards,Neeraja. Dr Neeraja RaghavanWhat do you think?
lightarrow, you are a clever lad!!!!
I'll go along with Don_1's answer.
A fish with a swim bladder would be in real trouble. Also, dropping the pressure until the water boiled would draw all the dissolved oxygen out of the water. If there are fish that live near the volcanic vents at the botom of the sea they might just survive the heat but there's still a problem with oxygen. One of the best ways to remove dissolved gases from liquids is to boil them.
A fish with a swim bladder would be in real trouble.
Are you suggesting getting the fish pissed during the exercise?Just to prove the point, you'd only need to do it briefly and - hell, it's only a fish! You could eat it afterwards.
Don already said that, first reply!