Journal Club: Damaged reefs get quieter, causing fewer fish to hear their way home
A healthy coral reef creates quite the underwater racket. Reef croakers croak, damselfish woop-woop-woop, and clown fish sound thuds like a woodpecker at a tree. The soundscape of this now degraded reef at Lizard Island, Northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia (above), was once louder. (Listen below to the change from 2012 to 2016.) Image: Timothy Gordon, University of Exeter.