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Year 12 A-level biology students dissect fish heads

Our Year 12 A level Biology students participated in a fish head dissection as part of their A level biology course today.

This involved dissecting the gills and studying them under the microscope, as well as looking at the fish fins which look remarkably similar to insect wings when studied under a microscope.

The students have been learning all about the counter-current gas exchange system in fish and this activity enabled them to study the anatomy of the fish gills in more detail.