Fake it ’til you make it? That’s the song Australian researchers are singing these days.
In a novel experiment, marine biologists used underwater speakers to play recordings of thriving coral reef sounds — the constant crackling of shrimp snapping their claws, chattering fish, and sea urchins scraping along the rocks — in dead patches along the Great Barrier Reef.
The sounds lured twice as many fish, compared with places where the speakers were silent. Let’s get that party started!