January 7, 2019

JIMMINY!:

'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists (Ian Sample,  6 Jan 2019, The Guardian)

[A] fresh analysis of the audio recording has revealed what scientists in the UK and the US now believe is the true source of the piercing din: it is the song of the Indies short-tailed cricket, known formally as Anurogryllus celerinictus.

"The recording is definitively a cricket that belongs to the same group," said Fernando Montealegre-Zapata, a professor of sensory biology at the University of Lincoln. "The call of this Caribbean species is about 7 kHz, and is delivered at an unusually high rate, which gives humans the sensation of a continuous sharp trill."

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Posted by at January 7, 2019 12:03 AM

  

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