New Study Reveals What Fish Talk About

Scientists have found that acoustic communication under the sea is relied upon by fish even more than previously believed. These “boops, honks and hoots” (though some make noises akin to croaks and hums) are “a major mode of communication among fish, rather than just limited to a few oddballs.” Published in the scientific journal Ichthyology & Herpetology, the paper by Cornell University researchers reveals that fish mostly talk about sex and food, and some (like the very chatty codfish) even have different regional accents that could be “strong enough that others in their species may find them hard to understand.” Find out more about these deep conversations at The Guardian.

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