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Potential sound production by a deep-sea fish.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15139645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Swimbladder sonic muscles of deep-sea fishes were described over 35 years ago. Until now, no recordings of probable deep-sea fish sounds have been published. A sound likely produced by a deep-sea fish has been isolated and localized from an analysis of acoustic recordings made at the AUTEC test range in the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, from four deep-sea hydrophones. This sound is typical of a fish sound in that it is pulsed and relatively low frequency (800-1000 Hz). Using time-of-arrival differences, the sound was localized to 548-696-m depth, where the bottom was 1620 m. The ability to localize this sound in real-time on the hydrophone range provides a great advantage for being able to identify the sound-producer using a remotely operated vehicle.
David A Mann; Susan M Jarvis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0001-4966     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-13     Completed Date:  2004-08-16     Revised Date:  2006-12-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2331-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, 140 7th Avenue S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Sacs / physiology*
Atlantic Ocean
Fishes / physiology*
Sound Spectrography
Tape Recording
Vocalization, Animal / physiology*

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