FOX 13: Red tide has unexpected consequence: Silence

FOX 13: Written by FOX 13 News staff. February 12, 2019.

 

From dead dolphins and manatees to dumpsters full of dead fish, the sights of last year's disastrous red tide left a lasting impression on those affected. But what does it sound like?Eckerd College Marine Science professor Shannon Gowans acoustically tracks dolphins in Tampa Bay. She knows what a thriving underwater ecosystem sounds like.Under normal conditions, it's the chirping and clicking of silver perch spotted sea trout and snapping shrimp.

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