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    Exclamation Cornish Fish don't understand the Scouser Accent. TRUE STORY!!

    Warning, today is not April 1st!!

    This ditty caught my eye in the online version of "The Guarding" #slownewsday

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...scientists-say

    PS: Never had the pleasure of talking to a Scouser Fish, but their Birds have lovely accents


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    Cod may have regional accents, scientists say

    Cornish fish moving north with climate change may struggle to understand Scouse counterparts, study says, making it harder for them to mate

    Scientists are attempting to discover if Cornish cod moving north with climate change will be able to understand the accents of their Scouse counterparts.

    Experts believe the fish, which make sounds with their swim bladders to attract mates, may have regional accents – and if males cannot “chat up” females who speak a different dialect it could threaten their ability to breed.

    There are also concerns that noise pollution from boats and other marine activities could be drowning out the “gossip” cod need to establish territories, raise the alarm and for mating.

    Prof Steve Simpson, from the University of Exeter, who is leading the research, said cod had a series of vocalisations, with the ability to change the patterns of their sounds, producing thumps, growls and different frequencies.

    They have traditional spawning grounds, making populations quite isolated in reproduction – a process in which males produce a sound to stimulate the females to release their eggs.

    He said: “Recordings of American cod are very different to those from their European cousins, so there is a precedent.

    “This species is highly vocal with traditional breeding grounds established over hundreds or thousands of years, so the potential for regionalism is there.”

    With climate change, sea temperatures are rising and cold water species such as cod are migrating north.

    If different regional populations coming into contact for the first time do not share the same vocal repertoire, they could struggle to integrate, share territory and breed, the experts suggest.

    Simpson has studied fish on coral reefs and found they are susceptible to noise pollution, and new research aims to see what is going on in the UK’s seas among fish such as cod and haddock, which also use vocalisations.

    “Listening to fish is a really good way of surveying what is there, and what their behaviour is,” he said.

    Given that cod produce a variety of sounds for establishing territories, raising the alarm and attracting mates, “we may find that the ‘gossip’ essential to their society is being drowned out”, he said.

    “If we value our fish stocks - or our Friday night fish supper - we need to understand this,” he said.

    But noise pollution can be tackled more easily than other forms of environmental damage, he suggested.

    Boats can avoid cod spawning grounds at key times, and research vessels such as the David Attenborough - which shot to fame when a naming competition attracted the suggestion Boaty McBoatface - are being designed to be quiet.

    Simpson is discussing soundscapes, fish dialects and his team’s research at the Into the Blue science showcase in Liverpool run by the Natural Environment Research Council.
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    do people talk to fish, can they hear underwater.... and finally, who does actually understand scouse.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieX View Post
    do people talk to fish, can they hear underwater.... and finally, who does actually understand scouse.....
    All interesting questions, and one no doubt these over paid scientists will investigate one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieX View Post
    do people talk to fish, can they hear underwater.... and finally, who does actually understand scouse.....
    can you translate this for me?


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    ^ 3 scallys fighting over a cup of tea 😂
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboyo View Post
    can you translate this for me?

    Taking the piss out of the old TV show Brookside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieX View Post
    do people talk to fish, can they hear underwater.... and finally, who does actually understand scouse.....
    People do talk to fish , they can hear but I doubt they understand
    Never understood a word you said


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    Quote Originally Posted by Floki View Post
    Taking the piss out of the old TV show Brookside.
    mmmmm brookside had its "upsides"


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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    People do talk to fish , they can hear but I doubt they understand
    Never understood a word you said
    I was slovakian yesterday, i can't believe they fall for it....😆

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieX View Post
    I was slovakian yesterday, i can't believe they fall for it....��
    Tell them your Scottish ,,, now that ought to work


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