Fish and invertebrate sounds of the Pacific Northwest
A place to think collectively about the potential sources of biological sounds heard on the Salish Sea hydrophone network.
Soniferous Fish of the Pacific Northwest
Let's try to build a list by cross-referencing web and peer-reviewed literature with lists of species that are common to the Salish Sea and vicinity. Some of the mystery sounds and suspected-fish sounds are archived (and playable via Flash) in the Salish Sea sound tutor.
Then we can rank it by potential soniferous-ness (most-likely to be heard on the hydrophone network is first on page):
Some males emit sound to attract gravid females. The hum is centered on 100Hz. Also known as California singing fish or canary bird fish.
- Story re Cornell research in WA (including a study site in Hood Canal) | sound samples (hum, beat, grunt train, growl)
I've read somewhere that folks hear them munching on stuff (coral?).