World's Loudest Fish Victim Of Unique Talent

World's Loudest Fish Victim Of Unique Talent

Each year, over a million Gulf corvina swim to their spawning grounds along the Colorado River Delta. These fish are famous for their loud, chattering sounds, and when corvina gather together in massive conglomerations, the noise they produce is deafening. Literally. New research shows that the sounds produced by these fish when spawning are the loudest ever recorded for a single fish -- an extraordinary display of nature that's now being turned against the species.

It's official: Gulf corvina are the loudest fish on the planet, according to new research published today in Biology Letters. Individually, these six-to-eight pound fish are noisy, but when packed together along a 26km strip (27 km) of the Colorado River Delta, their collective roar is nothing short of astounding -- shaking the hulls of passing ships and threatening the hearing of any aquatic animal who dares to swim close.  To read me click here.