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Marie P Fish
William H Mowbray

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  • United States
    Rhode Island
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  • University of Rhode Island; Narragansett Marine Laboratory
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NML studies. 1. NML, 1952-1964.

Over fifty young and adults (to 0.3 m). During hauling of trawls, many swelled rapidly, producing long bursts of creaking erk-erks while remaining inflated. In captivity over long periods, similar defense inflation with coincident scrapes and erks on MS and low, dull thumps on ES.

(Fish, M.P. and W.H. Mowbray. 1970. Sounds of the Western North Atlantic fishes: a reference file of biological underwater sounds. Johns Hopkins Press. Baltimore. p. 186.)

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