HEAR­ING

Angling Times (UK) - - UNDERWATER SPECIAL -

Buried deep in the head be­hind the eye are tiny bones called os­si­cles that pick up on tiny vi­bra­tions in the water.

These are the ears of a fish, and although they are not linked to the out­side world di­rectly, un­like our ears, they still work very ef­fec­tively.

Sound trav­els fur­ther un­der­wa­ter than in air, so although the un­der­wa­ter world is rel­a­tively quiet, fish can still hear what is go­ing on around them very well and may well home in on the sound of other fish crunch­ing up hard foods, such as snails.

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