Fish are being threatened by rising levels of man-made noise pollution. So say scientists who have reviewed the impact on fish species around the world of noises made by oil and gas rigs, ships, boats and sonar.
Whilst we are all aware of the obvious dangers of chemical pollution and habitat destruction, this BBC article is a timely reminder that mans impact on the environment often goes unnoticed.
Fish are in intimate contact with the water and it makes sense that they have the ability to sense sounds. Many fish can make sounds and those who have kept croaking gouramis or squeaker catfish will have first-hand experience of that.
The fish used to illustrate the story is Haplochromis nyererei, a species of Lake Victorian cichlid.
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