I didn't even know that fish could hear.
posted on 02/19/2003 12:26:52 PM PST
posted on 02/19/2003 12:31:03 PM PST
indeed they can - absolutely vital to their survival - another factor, damage to the inner ear can disallow them from being able to adjust to pressure changes. This can severely destroy the fish population.
posted on 02/19/2003 12:31:10 PM PST
(Loose lips sink ships? is that some sort of threat?)
posted on 02/19/2003 12:31:59 PM PST
(I've wanted to use that one for years! ;-))
Strange part of it is that fish are attracted to the noise. SOme excellent underwater video seems to indicate this as huge schools of fish gather around these sites.
And, even those fish who eventually recover completely complain about a constant ringing in their ears. Anpther little know effect on fishes is that all the noise causes theri little fish ears to fall off leaving nothing to hold their fish glasses. Thus, not only can fish hearing suffer but so too can fish seeing. It is a terrible thins.
posted on 02/19/2003 12:48:32 PM PST
Thwee widdle fishees inna iddy-biddy poo. . .
posted on 02/19/2003 1:13:06 PM PST
by No Truce With Kings
(The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
Maybe these fish were spawned at the Gallaudet Hatchery?
Hard of Herrring?
There are a lot of sounds in the ocean.
posted on 02/19/2003 1:32:35 PM PST
Won't someone please think of the fish!
posted on 02/19/2003 1:51:58 PM PST
(Perfection is my direction! *Looks at a map* I think I'm going the wrong way...)
Waiter! Please bring me another fish. This one is deaf!
posted on 02/19/2003 4:21:20 PM PST
Too many Metallica albums will do it to 'em every time.
posted on 02/19/2003 4:42:00 PM PST
by Chancellor Palpatine
(those who unilaterally beat their swords into plowshares wind up plowing for those who don't)
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