Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Cephalopods use sound!
Happy New Year! With the New Year comes new data! Check out our new paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology. It shows the cuttlefish behaviorally respond to sound. The do so to varying degrees depending on the sound level and frequency, and also habituate to sound. Both of these suggest a loudness perception to sound and noise. The paper is led by Julia Samson (now at UNC) and was the foundation of her Masters work. Way to go Julia! If you want the pdf or more information, contact Aran at amooney'at'whoi.edu or see our lab website.We've also been featured on a number of news outlets including AAAS's Eureka Alert!