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Loud orgies of Mexican fish could deafen dolphins, say scientists

Mating call of the Gulf corvina, which is under threat from overfishing, sounds like ‘a really loud machine gun’



A species of Mexican fish amasses in reproductive orgies so loud they can deafen other sea animals, awed scientists have said, calling for preservation of the “spectacle” threatened by overfishing.

An individual spawning Gulf corvina, say the researchers, utters a mating call resembling “a really loud machine gun” with multiple rapid sound pulses.

Source and more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/20/loud-orgies-of-mexican-fish-could-deafen-dolphins-say-scientists