Latymer Upper School’s Biology Society got to grips with a fishy customer on Monday as part of National Science and Engineering week.
By dissecting the barramundi, which can grow to more than 1metre long in the wild, pupils of the school in King Street, learned about the evolution of the human jaw and the link between a fish’s swim bladder and human lungs.
The dissection was one of a number of demonstrations at the Hammersmith school. The main event was a science fair, featuring a planetarium and the chance to discover the amazing properties of Miracle Fruit, which increases the perceived sweetness of foods.
The fair was also attended by pupils from primary schools.
Richard Carr, 16, said: “Last year we unravelled a sheep’s guts. This sort of thing is really interesting to me because biology is one of my favourite subjects and I’m thinking of becoming a pathologist after going to university.”