Fish Having Loud Sex Keeping Residents Awake

One Steven Gray of Pacific Grove blames the noise on military research. Nope Steven just fish looking for love.

Fish Have Sex In This Water

The sound is being heard by residents living about a quarter-mile away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Jim Covel, the aquarium’s director of guest experience — who has experience with this species — said the sound likely comes from “lonesome males” trying to attract mates.

The endless motor-like sounds are produced by their strong muscles pressing against their balloon-like bladders. They hit the bladder about 6,000 times a minute — twice the speed of a hummingbird’s wings — and do it during a mating season that usually starts in May and ends in September. The loud hum can last for more than an hour at a time.

Fish Having Loud Sex Keeping Residents Awake