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The Voice of Cod Part II

  • 19 Mar 2008
  • Tags: Tactics,
  • Author: Paul Harris

We're all familiar with the idea of a dawn chorus in spring - when male birds sing to attract females. But what a chorus of fish? Well its not as daft as it sounds. It turns out the underwater world is far from a silent world, and even the mighty cod, makes sounds to attract a mate.

Jana Winderen recording cod

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What do mating Cod sound like?

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In the first report on cod we discovered that cod have two distinct migrations and they emit three types of sound.

Jana Winderen, who lives in Norway has been fascinated by the vocal cod, so when fellow sound recordist Chris Watson visited her recently, she took him to the cod spawning grounds at Lindåspollen to listen to a fishy chorus.

You can find out more about the voice of cod in Jana's blog.

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