Navigation Links
UMass Amherst ecologists among the first to record and study deep-sea fish noises
Date:1/26/2012

AMHERST, Mass. University of Massachusetts Amherst fish biologists have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years, collected from the sea floor about 2,237 feet (682 meters) below the North Atlantic. With recording technology now more affordable, Rodney Rountree, Francis Juanes and colleagues are exploring the idea that many fish make sounds to communicate with each other, especially those that live in the perpetual dark of the deep ocean.

Though little is known at present about the significance of sounds made by deep-sea fishes, Rountree and Juanes say that if, as their pilot study suggests, these tend to be low-amplitude, then man-made noise in the oceans may turn out to be a particular problem for some important species.

Their paper appears in the new book, "Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life," from Springer Science+Business Media in its "Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology" series. It compiles papers from an international workshop in Ireland in 2010.

Using hydrophones deployed by fishermen during normal fishing operations, Rountree, Juanes and colleagues obtained a 24-hour recording in Welkers Canyon south of Georges Bank that yielded "a wealth of biological sounds" including sounds of fin, humpback and pilot whales, dolphins and examples of at least 12 other unique and unidentified sounds they attribute to other whales or fish.

Their new paper includes graphics showing the number of these grunts, drumming and duck-like calls recorded per minute by time of day, plus peak volume and frequencies of various noises. Some of the sounds exhibited strong temporal patterns, for example fin whale and dolphin sounds dominated the recording and peaked at night.

Rountree, who makes a collection of fish sounds available on his popular website to engage and educate the public, explains, "We think work to describe underwater sounds is extremely valuable. The importance of
'/>"/>

Contact: Rodney Rountree
rountree@fishecology.org
508-566-6586
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck
2. UMass Medical School study points to genetic link in apnea of prematurity
3. UMASS Medical Schools human stem cell bank makes available first seven stem cell lines
4. UMass Amherst biologists use GPS to map bats teeth to explore evolutionary adaptations to diet
5. UMass med school professor wins coveted emerging-investigator award
6. UMass Amherst entomologists begin to control winter moth infestation in eastern Massachusetts
7. UMass researcher points to suppression of evidence on radiation effects by 1946 Nobel Laureate
8. UMass Amherst wins major grant to host $7.5 million Northeast Climate Science Center
9. Studies of small water fleas help ecologists understand population dynamics
10. Ecologists say metabolism accounts for why natural selection favors only some species
11. Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UMass Amherst ecologists among the first to record and study deep-sea fish noises
(Date:7/27/2014)... revealed that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, ... carcinogen in smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK ... ultimately ends up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, ... it is activated by a variety of enzymes called ... that nicotine can partially interfere with the activation of ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... strike that wiped them out if it had taken ... , A fresh study using up-to-date fossil records and ... new narrative of the prehistoric creatures, demise, some 66 ... few million years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what ... included extensive volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the ... for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Findings published in ... Study of Liver Diseases, indicate that genotype 1 is ... infected of which one-third reside in East Asia. Genotype ... next most prevalent, followed by genotypes 2, 4, 6, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nicotine found to inhibit DNA-strand break caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke 2Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows 2Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 is most prevalent worldwide 2
... How,s this for precision? Researchers with the University of ... knock single atoms off a silicon wafer without disturbing ... engineering professor Vince Donnelly and Demetre Economou, Hugh Roy ... same department, are supported in this project by an ...
... to share knowledge, projects and developments in ... creation of synergies and possible frameworks for ... and institutions that address this matter. ... and will be open untill November 11th., ...
... at the National Science Foundation (NSF)--working cooperatively with ... field science supported by the U.S. Antarctic Program, ... to the maximum extent possible, following the October ... a Presidential mandate to manage the U.S. Antarctic ...
Cached Biology News:Creating smaller, and more powerful, integrated circuits 2NSF, US Antarctic Program partners, working to restore Antarctic research season to the maximum extent possible 2NSF, US Antarctic Program partners, working to restore Antarctic research season to the maximum extent possible 3
(Date:7/26/2014)... Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 ... 2020 provides key market data on the Canada ... in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) ... segments - High-End Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Mid-Range Endoscopy ... Browse Full Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213254 . , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 26, 2014 "Ischemic Stroke ... 2014" provides data on the Ischemic Stroke and ... elemental information and data relating to the clinical ... View full global Ischemic Stroke Research Report 2014 ... overview of the trial numbers and their recruitment ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... its Board of Directors today declared a $0.61 per ... dividend will be paid on Sept. 5, 2014, to ... business on Aug. 14, 2014.  About ... biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... live in each person,s digestive tract. Scientists believe that ... off harmful infections, but their role in human health ... on the role of these bacteria, a team of ... tracked fluctuations in the bacterial populations of two research ... the July 25 issue of the journal Genome ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 5Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global Clinical Trials Review H2, 2014: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global Clinical Trials Review H2, 2014: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 2Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 3Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 2Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 3
... December 2 NicOx S.A.,(NYSE Euronext Paris: ... agreement with,DSM for the commercial manufacture and ... pharmaceutical ingredient). Naproxcinod is NicOx, lead,investigational product ... Oxide-Donating (CINOD) class of,anti-inflammatory agents, which recently ...
... (Pink Sheets: CGCP), a leading developer of surgical products used ... announced the addition of veteran medical device executive and an ... of the Company,s Board of Directors, increasing the number of ... Mr. Cohen, 49, has over 25 years of executive ...
... SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech ... pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device,research and development outsourcing ... today announced it will dedicate its Philadelphia facility ... cell therapy,services, and as of December 31, 2008, ...
Cached Biology Technology:NicOx Signs Agreement With DSM for the Commercial Manufacture of Naproxcinod Drug Substance 2NicOx Signs Agreement With DSM for the Commercial Manufacture of Naproxcinod Drug Substance 3NicOx Signs Agreement With DSM for the Commercial Manufacture of Naproxcinod Drug Substance 4Cardiogenesis Announces Addition of Raymond W. Cohen to Board of Directors 2Cardiogenesis Announces Addition of Raymond W. Cohen to Board of Directors 3WuXi PharmaTech Will Focus U.S. Operations on Laboratory Testing Services 2WuXi PharmaTech Will Focus U.S. Operations on Laboratory Testing Services 3WuXi PharmaTech Will Focus U.S. Operations on Laboratory Testing Services 4WuXi PharmaTech Will Focus U.S. Operations on Laboratory Testing Services 5
... 384, compatible with hood ... handling system for 384-well ... accurately prepares large quantities ... The Wellpro also performs ...
MBS 384 well satellite block unit with height adjusting heated lid, 384 well block holds 1 x 0.04 ml 384 well plate...
... has been determined, the challenge is to ... audience of scientists, educators and students. Current ... over the Internet, either via online journals ... literature has the advantage of wide acceptance ...
... 45° Fixed Angle rotor for ... CL2, Centra CL3/CL3R, HN-SII or ... style rotor accepts 15 mL ... disposable conical tubes as well ...
Biology Products: