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Fish Yell When It’s Too Noisy

How fish deal with all the noise in their environment


April 25, 2019 

The ocean is noisy too

We are constantly exposed to noise, whether it’s walking by a construction site or the sound of a siren or a neighbor using a lawn mower. It’s getting harder and harder to find a quiet spot. That’s even true for fish. It turns out there are a lot of things that make noise underwater, including boat traffic, waves and even marine life.

Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a system for farming fish and plants together in a mutually beneficial cycle. Fish produce waste that is a fertilizer for plants while plants suck up the nutrients as they purify the water. The system is efficient and environmentally friendly. A farm in Norwood, NC is pioneering the technique.

Life on the Rocks

North Carolina's rocky offshore reefs provide nurseries for juvenile fish, foraging grounds, hiding places, and spawning grounds. Research into offshore wind energy has prompted a new look at the health and diversity of life on the rocky reefs off the NC coast, where wind turbines could be located.