Sound is one of the most important ways of communication. Almost all living organisms produce sounds to communicate with each other, to warn of danger, attract the attention of the opposite sex and even for orientation in space. And these sounds are different, but one of the most important characteristics of sound is its volume. What animal is the biggest on land? And in the ocean? The answer to this question is not as obvious as it seems.
If we consider the class of mammals, the owner of the loudest voice will be the blue whale (he will be part-time, and the most notorious inhabitant of the ocean). But if proportionally to match the volume size of the body, the kit will not in the first place.
In this case, as an example the well-known analogy: the elephant can lift and move the cargo far greater mass than an ant. Thus if we consider the carried weight from the point of view of the ant and the elephant, the first can easily drag from place to place cargo that exceeds its own body weight. In turn the elephant so can not boast. With blue whale occurred about the same story and he “lost” volume… the sea worm.
What animal is the loudest thing in the ocean
According to the editorial Board of the journal Current Biology, recently discovered off the Eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu polychaete worm Leocratides kimuraorum capable of producing sound volume up to 157 decibels. The already mentioned blue whale “screams” on volume of 188 decibels. This, of course, more, but the whale is a huge mammal multimeter and Leocratides kimuraorum has a body length of only 3 centimeters.
In the process of studying animals, scientists made an unusual discovery. By placing the two worms Leocratides kimuraorum next, the scientists noted that they begin to fight, scaring off the enemy very loud soundsimilar to the clicking. The volume of these sounds, scientists and measured.
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The size of individuals, as well as the head part and the mouth Leocratides kimuraorum under the microscope
Experts suggest that the way the worms defend their territory and can learn about other individuals in the vicinity. In addition, scientists claim that this is the first time in the history of biology when so little animals can make such loud noises.
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