Science Does the Dog Paddle

I recently wrote a story for the Inside Science News Service about new research on the doggie paddle. It was a really fun story to report — the lead author, Frank Fish (I refrained from asking him if he gets a lot of comments on his swimming research) was a great interview and provided some fascinating pictures and video of dogs swimming. Fish’s study brings up a larger question about the evolution of swimming in terrestrial mammals, which is something I’ll follow as more studies are done. In the meantime, the story was picked up by RealClearScience.