Noise Levels Can Affect Fish Behaviors

Fish exposed to increased noise levels consume less food and show more stress-related behavior, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. However, the way fish decreased their food intake differed between the two British species tested. When exposed to noise, three-spined sticklebacks made more foraging errors whereas European minnows tended to socially interact more often with their companion fish or to reduce activity.

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