What animal in the ocean is the loudest

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2019-07-11 15:20:07

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What animal in the ocean is the loudest

Sound is one of the most important ways of communication. Almost all living organisms produce sounds to communicate with each other, to warn of danger, attract the attention of the opposite sex and even for orientation in space. And these sounds are different, but one of the most important characteristics of sound — its volume. What animal is the biggest on land? The answer to this question is not as obvious as it seems.

If we consider the class of mammals, the owner of the loudest voice will be the blue whale (he will be part-time, and the most notorious inhabitant of the ocean). But if proportionally to match the volume size of the body, the kit will not in the first place.

In this case, as an example the well-known analogy: the elephant can lift and move the cargo far greater mass than an ant. Thus if we consider the carried weight from the point of view of the ant and the elephant, the first can easily drag from place to place cargo that exceeds its own body weight. In turn the elephant so can not boast. With happened about the same story and he "lost" in the volume… marine worm.

What animal is the loudest in the ocean

According to the editorial Board of the journal Current Biology, recently discovered off the Eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu polychaete worm Leocratides kimuraorum capable of producing sound volume up to 157 decibels. The already mentioned blue whale "screams" on volume of 188 decibels. This, of course, more, but kit — a huge tree-sized mammal, and Leocratides kimuraorum has a body length of only 3 centimeters.

In the process of studying animals, scientists made an unusual discovery. By placing the two worms Leocratides kimuraorum next, the scientists noted that they begin to fight, scaring off the enemy , similar to the clip-clop. The volume of these sounds, scientists and measured.

This is interesting:


a Size specimens, as well as the head part and the mouth Leocratides kimuraorum under the microscope

Experts suggest that the way to defend their territory and can learn about other individuals in the vicinity. In addition, scientists claim that this is the first time in the history of biology when so little animals can make such loud sounds.

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