Study Shows that Lobsters Can Detect Sound

Study Shows that Lobsters Can Detect Sound

American lobster Image by DejaVuDesigns/Shutterstock.com American lobster Image by DejaVuDesigns/Shutterstock.comJuly 7, 2021Raises Concern about Impact of Anthropogenic NoiseWoods Hole, MA (July 7, 2021) – A new study demonstrates that lobsters can detect low-frequency sound and suggests that anthropogenic noise could affect lobsters. “We found that the lobsters’ frequency of sound detection overlaps the frequency of the buzzing sounds that they produce. “This study is a preliminary step to understanding the impact of anthropogenic noise on lobster behavior,” he said. They ruled out statocysts because the study found no significant differences in sound detection with our without lobster antennas surgically removed. This suggests that [hairfans] play a key role in sound detection,” the study noted.

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