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Snapping Shrimp Drown Out Sonar With Bubble-Popping Trick, Described In Science

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September 22, 2000
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The oceans' shallow waters are noisy places, what with the waves, rain, and those chatty marine mammals. Loudest of all are the colonies of snapping shrimp, whose underwater cacophony is the bane of military and scientific efforts to "see" through the ocean using sonar. In the 22 September issue of the international journal Science, a team of researchers reveals the surprising trick behind these creatures' noisemaking.

The oceans' shallow waters are noisy places, what with the waves, rain, and those chatty marine mammals. Loudest of all are the colonies of snapping shrimp, whose underwater cacophony is the bane of military and scientific efforts to "see" through the ocean using sonar. In the 22 September issue of the international journal Science, a team of researchers reveals the surprising trick behind these creatures' noisemaking.


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American Association For The Advancement Of Science. (2000, September 22). Snapping Shrimp Drown Out Sonar With Bubble-Popping Trick, Described In Science. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000922072104.htm
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