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Water Boatman Is The Loudest Animal On Earth

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    Micronecta scholtzi are freshwater insects measuring just 2mm that are common across Europe. They are common also in some garden ponds…
    In a study published in the journal PLoS One, the scientists discovered that the small animals make a mighty sound. To produce the intense sound, the water boatmen “stridulate” by rubbing a ridge on their penis across the ridged surface of their abdomen.

    Sueur J, Mackie D, Windmill JFC (2011) – So Small, So Loud: Extremely High Sound Pressure Level from a Pygmy Aquatic Insect (Corixidae, Micronectinae). PLoS ONE 6(6): e21089. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021089

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