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Deep sea recording devices, resembling lobster traps
Fish Sounds from the Deep

Fish biologists at UMass Amherst have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years, collected from the sea floor 682 meters below the North Atlantic. With recording technology resembling lobster traps, Rodney Rountree, Francis Juanes and colleagues in the Department of Environmental Conservation are exploring the idea that many fish make sounds to communicate with each other, especially those that live in the perpetual dark of the deep ocean. Learn more.

Photo credit: Rodney Rountree