Stomatopod Communication: Synchronized Rumbling

By Michael D. Phelps 7 years ago
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For years science has known that O. Scyllarus communicate with one another by sending beams of polarized light from den to den along the coral reefs. But recently ScienceDaily reported that a team of researchers that included two students from the University of Miami Rosensteil School of Marine & Amotshperic Science were conducting studies of benthic acoustics using specialized equipment when they made a wonderful discovery. The team observed, or more accurately heard, Hemisquilla californiensis, the California mantis shrimp, communicating vocally by using rumbles. Full story inside.

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I'm an 18 year old with 26 years of experience. I live in the southeast corner of South Dakota with my wife, the 3 of 7 children who still live at home, two dogs and a whole bunch of fish. I've been keeping fish prisoner in glass boxes for 37 years.

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