The moon affects the sounds of coral reef ecosystems, study finds

The moon affects the sounds of coral reef ecosystems, study finds
The moon affects the sounds of coral reef ecosystems, study finds
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Each corlov net has its own soundscape, which is created by the fish and other organisms during their movements. Scientists can use this art in the background to gain insight into what is going on around the globe.

Scientists from the American subspace research center NUWC and the agency for advanced research projects ARPA-E found that subspace sounds change rapidly with the entrance and fall of the Moon.

The high-frequency sounds of fish increase during the molt, while the low-frequency vocalizations of fish and invertebrates decrease during the molt, the researchers said in their study. These discoveries suggest that the entrance and fall of the Moon caused regular changes in the interactions of the coral reef ecosystems, they added.

Oceanographer Daniel Duane of the NUWC and his colleagues went with sound monitoring equipment to the reefs off the west coast of Hawaii and liked the sounds in 2020 and 2021. They captured the sounds of the reefs at ten- or fifteen-minute intervals.

The researchers did not elaborate on what the detected deviation sounds might mean. In general, it is said that the sound body of the coral is clean and healthy, because it is able to provide suitable conditions for larger organisms and their food.

Acoustic monitoring is a useful way for scientists to have healthy coral reefs without disturbing the animals that live on them. And it means that it is possible to monitor the activity of these ecosystems for a long time in remote places, where it might be impractical with conventional methods.

The article is in Czech

Tags: moon affects sounds coral reef ecosystems study finds

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