Cornish cod may need to learn Scouse in order to attract a mate, scientists fear

Cornish cod may need to learn Scouse in order to attract a mate, scientists fear
 

Experts believe the fish, which make sounds with their swim bladders to attract mates, may have regional accents - and if males cannot "chat up" females who speak a different dialect it could threaten their ability to breed.
There are also concerns that noise pollution from boats and other marine activities could be drowning out the "gossip" cod need to establish territories, raise the alarm and for mating.
Professor Steve Simpson, from the University of Exeter, who is leading the research, said cod had a series of vocalisations, with the ability to change the patterns... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 27
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