COSMOS Feature: Snapping shrimps silenced

Research showing how shrimps are being silenced, was recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The research, led by Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken, PhD student Tullio Rossi and Professor Sean Connell has been featured in COSMOS Magazine.


The researchers recorded the crackle of Alpheus shrimp near naturally acidic underwater vents and found fewer and quieter snaps.

Not only does this affect the shrimp’s communication skills, it also confuses the animals that rely on the snapping sounds for navigation.

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