Mating fish causing a hum

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  1. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    Mysterious hum keeping people up all night ‘could be mating fish’

    A mysterious hum has been keeping people in Hampshire awake all night, and scientists have said there could be something fishy about it.

    The noise “pulsates” through homes, forcing some residents of Hythe near Southampton to evacuate the area just to get a good night’s sleep.

    Scientists now think that the noise is being caused by fish, competing to out-hum one another as part of an unusual mating ritual.

    Male Midshipman fish let out a deep, resonating drone which attracts females and acts as a challenge to other males. They are nocturnal creatures, but once they get going can keep up the distracting hum all night.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...p-all-night-could-be-mating-fish-8900747.html
     
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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    That's hilarious!




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    What those folks should do is float some bouys in the area with 'Do not Disturb' signs and ban fishing in the area. Who wants to get gaffed when you're trying to get a little snooky? :floorlaugh:
     
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    All night hummers! Yeah baby, that's what I'm talkin' about. effin fish! :floorlaugh:
     
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    If I were a fish, I'd out drone them all. :floorlaugh:
     

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