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!!Important Discovery!!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by space base, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    Fish 'farts' a form of communication?

    VANCOUVER - Herring make farting sounds at night, Canadian and British scientists say.

    Scientists knew herring have an excellent sense of hearing, but now researcher Ben Wilson of the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre in Vancouver and his British colleagues investigated their secret noises.

    At night, herring squeeze bubbles out of their swim bladders through an anal pore.

    The action produces distinctive sounds, resembling a person blowing raspberries or farting.

    Wilson is now trying to figure out why.

    The fish tend to make noise more often when in the company of others, which suggests it plays a social role, the researchers say.

    If so, sound may be more important in herring than scientists had thought, and they may need to look into the effects of noise pollution from humans.

    The fish may also produce the sounds to ward off predators. Or it could be an incidental effect of staying buoyant, Wilson said.

    The commercially valuable fish live in the temperate waters of the northern hemisphere.

    The study appears in this week's online issue of the Royal Society's Biology Letters.

    Written by CBC News Online staff
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    that shit is bling, dawg
  3. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2001 Messages: 3,804 Likes Received: 0
    in an arcel way...

  4. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    So if I jumped into a herring tank and blasted one under
    water, I'd pretty much be screaming incoherently at them!?
  5. suicidebombr

    suicidebombr Member

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    ELVAMPIRO New Jack

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  7. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    Not one intelligent reply.:nope:
  8. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 1,124 Likes Received: 0
    uumm maby...maaabbbyyy
  9. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    ... yet still no cure for cancer.

    Go science!
  10. Pinup

    Pinup Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 2,208 Likes Received: 0
    'Send money to scientific funds and learn much more about how a goldfish's bottom works !'