Henry David Thoreau asked the question in an 1849 book. Actually, fish are more likely to hum and croak according to Dr. Carrie Wall, NOAA Fisheries Acoustic Archivist at the University of Colorado.
Carrie not only studies and collects the sounds of fish – she knows how to imitate them. In our version of NPR’s ‘Science Friday’ we learn about ocean acoustics, human caused ocean noise and how there are still some areas of ocean quiet. So enjoy our conversation with Dr. Wall.