Family-Friendly Talk: Listening to Fish – New Bedford, MA

Next in the Ocean Explorium Ocean Voice speaker series:

Listening to fish: a virtually unexplored world of drumming, grunting, squeaks, squeals, and even farts!

Thursday December 2, reception at 6:15, talk begins at 7:00, Ocean Explorium, 174 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

Rodney A. Rountree, Ph.D., Director, Marine Ecology and Technology Applications, Inc., Adjunct Professor, UMass Amherst

Did you know that fish make sounds?  Scientist are learning more and more about the many ways that fish and other aquatic animals use sounds to communicate underwater.  Unfortunately we know very little about underwater communication and sounds completely unknown to science can routinely be recorded right here in the coastal waters of Massachusetts, in the deep canyons offshore and amazingly right off the docks in the heart of New York City; even in the local ponds, rivers and lakes of New England.  Come listen in on the fascinating underwater soundscape!

The Ocean Voice speaker series is held on the first Thursday of each month in 2010 with a pre-talk reception. The reception will begin at 6:15 with refreshments and a chance to mingle with our speakers and view our exhibit space. Talks begin at 7 pm.  Stay tuned for changes to our series in 2011!  More details to come, be sure to check back on our website: www.oceanexplorium.org

Admission is $4 adults and $3 for seniors and children. Members always free.

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