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Shouting Fish Are A Real Thing

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Shouting fish?! Scientists studied how blacktail shiners reacted when they turned white noise up and down. The study found that the male fish (females don't make noise) increased their "speaking voices" in noisy settings in order to be heard by one another.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. A study in Behavioral Ecology suggests that fish can shout at each other. 00:06

  2. Female blacktail shiner fish don't make sounds, but males make growls. 00:23

  3. Male blacktail shiner fish were observed shouting to each other when outside noises were increased. 00:29

Written by Curiosity Staff August 20, 2015