Fish and Ships: Unfortunately, Not a Great Combination

Dec 18, 2017

You probably knew that whales make sounds to communicate. But did you know that fish are chatting down there, too? It turns out that fish vocalize to find mates, and ship noise may be interfering. A new study looked at haddock and cod, two commercially important fish species, to find out more about how fish are managing in an increasingly noisy ocean. We talk to researcher Jenni Stanley of Northeast Fisheries Science Center at NOAA in Woods Hole.

 

Fish and Ships: Unfortunately, Not a Great CombinationYou probably knew that whales make sounds to communicate. But did you knowthat fishare chatting down there, too? It turns out that fish are bothered by shipnoise a lot like whales are. A new study looked at haddock and cod, twocommercially important fish species, to find out more abouthow fish aremanaging in an increasingly noisy ocean. We talk to researcherJenni StanleyofNew England FisheriesScience Centerat NOAA inWoods Hole.