November 26, 2022
Secret Communications of Sea Turtles and Other Animals

Secret Communications of Sea Turtles and Other Animals

  • Georgina Rannard
  • BBC News Climate and Science

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Turtles can communicate, but only now are humans willing to listen to it

A scientist has studied 53 aquatic creatures that he believes do not make sounds. And he found that they could, in fact, communicate.

Gabriel Jorgewich-Cohen points out that these creatures have always been sending their messages, but humans have never thought to hear them.

Use the microphones to record the species, including turtles, to communicate their desire to mate or hatch. And their findings rewrote some of what we know about evolution.

They suggest that all vertebrates that breathe through the nose and use sound to communicate descend from a common ancestor that lived 400 million years ago.