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Biologists have linked a mysterious, underwater farting sound to bubbles coming out of a herring's anus. No fish had been known to emit sound from its anus nor to be capable of producing such a high-pitched noise. [...]

It was at this point that the team named the noise Fast Repetitive Tick (FRT). But Wilson points that, unlike a human fart, the sounds are probably not caused by digestive gases because the number of sounds does not change when the fish are fed. The researchers also tested whether the fish were farting from fear, perhaps to sound an alarm. But when they exposed fish to a shark scent, there was again no change in the number of FRTs.

There is also an anti-climactic WAV file...

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5 Responses:

  1. azul_ros says:

    Hee hee! That's pretty odd!!! I posted a link on my journal to your post because I wanted to share the wav file.... :P

  2. jerronimo says:

    you forgot to add the obligatory:

    "Still no cure for cancer."


  3. loosechanj says:

    I, for one, welcome our flatulent fish masters.