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Urban grasshoppers change their tune

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Grasshoppers that live in noisy urban environments are having to change their song, a study has found.

Researchers suggest that high levels of background noise may affect the grasshoppers' mating process.

They say the insects are forced to increase the volume of the low-frequency sections of their call.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20310262

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Is it like a workout for the grasshoppers?






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