Interesting NEWS...not our usual scince article but it made me laugh... Sam's Tours is all setup for uploading these sounds on to your iPod at the Digital PhotoCenter...provided you can hear the fish grunting...
Not quiet... but very interesting reading and I thought I share this with you... oh boy, what they all discover these days...
I guess if you at Sam’s Tours in Palau with the fully equipped Digital Photo Center and have a Underwater Housing for your Soundrecorder then there is no problem to up load all of these fishy noises on to your IPod...have fun and thanks again to Walter for pointing out this interesting and amusing story...
Grunting fish have helped
scientists to date the origins
of vocal sounds to about 400 million years ago.
Photo: Screenshot Courtesy of the BBC, click on the image
or use the link below for the video and complete article.
and midshipman fish use a variety of different sounds to attract
mates and scare off rivals. Now US researchers have found that the
area of a fish's brain that drives vocalization is extremely
primitive. Writing in the journal Science, they say it suggests
that the ability to communicate through sound emerged very early in
the evolution of vertebrates...read the complete article and
watch the Video...