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Underwater Sound and Fish Behaviour

  • A. D. Hawkins

Abstract

It has long been known that sounds are important to fish. Isaac Walton advised anglers ‘to be patient and forbear swearing, lest they be heard’. A wide range of species, including many that are commercially valuable, emit sounds as part of their social behaviour (Tavolga 1976), and several species have been shown to be acutely sensitive to underwater sounds. However, before we consider the acoustical behaviour of fish in more detail, we need to understand what sound is, how sounds are created, and how they are transmitted through water.

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Hair Cell Sound Pressure Sound Source Sound Production Auditory Threshold 
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