Hear the FIRST documented stingray sounds

Short loud clicks made by a stingray swimming through a reef off the coast IndonesiaGill Islands is the first documentary about a sound-producing creature.

A team of Swedish and Australian researchers observed the mangrove whip ‘talk’ by moving breathing holes near the eyes, known as spiracles, on video.

The noise made by stingrays and even sharks is unheard of, but watching the stingray move away from the camera suggests that the click may be a sign of distress or a defense mechanism.

The team, however, isn’t quite sure how the stingray makes the sound, but they speculate that it could be caused by the simultaneous contraction of the spiracles and the opening of the gills.

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The noise made by stingrays and even sharks is unheard of, but the video shows that these noises were simply overlooked because the creatures make a loud clicking sound. The photo shows a shot of the beam, which was captured on video

“It is likely whether the sound reproduction is achieved by the rapid ejection of water or some other internal mechanism, but this remains to be seen, and further research into the internal morphology of these beams is needed,” according to a study published in the journal Ecology.

The path to this historic discovery began in 2018, when lead marine scientist Joni Pini-Fitzsimmons obtained footage of the mangroves.

Without really thinking about it, they put it off for a second time.

However, it wasn’t until they heard a similarly loud click from another mangrove tree in a clip posted to Instagram that the team decided to dig a little.

The team, however, isn't quite sure how the stingray makes the sound, but they speculate that it could be caused by the simultaneous contraction of the spiracles and the opening of the gills.

The team, however, isn’t quite sure how the stingray makes the sound, but they speculate that it could be caused by the simultaneous contraction of the spiracles and the opening of the gills.

Pini-Fitzsimmons and her colleagues sifted through a lot of stingray data to find anything that looked like noise.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is not something that has been recorded or published before,” Pini-Fitzsimmons said. “I’m not quite sure why that is.

Pini-Fitzsimmons suggests that people have previously heard this sound while diving, but because the equipment made its own sounds, the click was not noticed.

“Other similar species may also make sounds, but anecdotal records may not yet appear; thus, our article may help identify additional examples from the public and researchers,” the study says.

Rays are found all over the world and come in different sizes, one of them, caught in Cambodia, is considered the largest freshwater fish in the world.

In June, a fisherman hooked a massive stingray that weighs 661 pounds and is 13 feet long, breaking the previous record for a catfish found in Thailand in 2005 that weighed 646 pounds.

Rays are found all over the world and come in different sizes, one of them, caught in Cambodia, is considered the largest freshwater fish in the world.  In June, a fisherman hooked a massive stingray that weighs 661 pounds and is 13 feet long.

Rays are found all over the world and come in different sizes, one of them, caught in Cambodia, is considered the largest freshwater fish in the world. In June, a fisherman hooked a massive stingray that weighs 661 pounds and is 13 feet long.

The stingray, nicknamed “Borami” or “full moon” in Khmer, was caught in the Mekong River, which is known for being home to various species of large fish.

A team of scientists from the Miracles of the Mekong research project helped tag, measure and weigh the stingray before it was released back into the river.

Wonders of the Mekong leader Zeb Hogan told AFP: “Big fish around the world are in danger of extinction. These are high value species. They take a long time to mature. Therefore, if they are caught before they mature, they will not have a chance to reproduce.

“Many of these large fish are migratory, so they need large territories to survive. They are affected by things like habitat fragmentation due to dams, apparently due to overfishing.

“Thus, about 70 percent of giant freshwater fish worldwide are endangered, and all species of the Mekong.”