How Fish Communicate

Exposing the Big Game

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/15/science/how-fish-communicate-even-using-noise.html?_r=0

Credit Victoria Roberts

It is well known that fish communicate by gesture and motion, as in the highly regimented synchronized swimming of schools of fish.

Some species use electricalpulses as signals, and some use bioluminescence, like that of the firefly.

Some kinds of fish also release chemicals that can be sensed by smell or taste. In 2011, a scientist in New Zealand suggested that what might be called fish vocalization has a role, at least in some ocean fish.

In the widely publicized work, done for his doctoral thesis at the University of Auckland, Shahriman Ghazali recorded reef fish in the wild and in captivity, and found two dominant vocalizations, the croak and the


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