Animals

This Is How Fish Talk to Each Other

New recordings show fish singing off the coast of Australia in choruses. How do fish make noise?

Curious humans have been studying weird fish since the time of Aristotle, and the field of ichthyology is as wide and deep as the Pacific Ocean. That is to say: Science knows a lot about fish. Still, every now and then, the little rascals can surprise us, as Natalia Reagan explains in today's DNews report.

Researchers recently recorded fish off the coast of Australia that appear to be singing in a kind of choral arrangement. Overlapping "solos" create a melody that repeats at dusk and dawn. Join Natalia as she investigates the many beautifully strange ways that fish create sounds, including details on croaks, purrs, pops, swim bladders and the regal Oyster Toadfish.

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