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Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals

19:00 EST 14 Feb 2018 | AAAS

(American Geophysical Union) Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting Friday.

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