IES Webinar: The Changing Song of the Sea
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IES Webinar: The Changing Song of the Sea

When: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
12:30 - 13:15

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Coral reefs are alive with sound. Fish and invertebrates create a symphony of snaps, whistles, pops, chirps and grunts which they use to communicate, detect danger and food, choose a mate and find a home. But degradation alters reef soundscapes, with concerning consequences. Young fish are usually attracted to reefs by sound, replenishing populations as they settle, but degraded soundscapes have reduced attractiveness to young fish, potentially jeopardising this process. Our research now shows that bioacoustic approaches have promise as novel tools for reef management; we can use hydrophones to monitor reef health and underwater loudspeakers to attract juvenile fish to degraded habitat. In a world where reefs are changing at unprecedented rates, much can be achieved by learning to listen.


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