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Ocean Today. News of the day : talking shrimp
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Ocean Today. News of the day : talking shrimp
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    Patek Lab ; Library of Congress ; United States, National Ocean Service, ; ... More ▼
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    The video is part of the Ocean Today educational video collection (sub-collection: Marine life). It has open captions and can be viewed in regular (640 x 36) or high resolution (1280 x 720). Video's transcript: "NARRATOR: Well friends, listen closely, because you may not believe your ears. Scientists have recently discovered that the California Mantis shrimp can talk! Well, it's not the same as human speech, but it is audible communication. Researchers studying sounds on the ocean floor had long suspected that burrow-dwelling creatures made noise. So, one group decided to spy on Mantis shrimp by dropping recording devices into their habitat. What they heard was fascinating. The California Mantis Shrimp not only made noise, but each individual seemed to have its own unique voice. Males were also heard making rhythmic and synchronized rumbling sounds. Scientists believe this may help defend territory against rivals, and attract females to their burrows. Don't most fellas wish things were that easy? This study is helping scientists learn a little more about animal communication and the role of sounds on the ocean floor. And if you're wondering why the study only focused on Mantis Shrimp, well, it's probably because they're a little shellfish. And that's your news of the day!" Transcript also available in Spanish on video's website.

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