Many fish communicate with each other by making sounds such as hoots, grunts, croaks, pops, and purrrs

The house mouse can sense surface texture, temperature changes, and breezes with its whiskers.

Many fish communicate with each other by making sounds such as hoots, grunts, croaks, pops, and purrrs. There’s a great BBC segment about this at Fish Sounds: Do fish talk to each other?

Vocalizing fish featured in the video include: Sargeant major, Batfish (in my painting), Soldierfish, Ambon damselfish, and Saddleback clownfish. I’m sure there are countless others.

Watercolor, ink, paint pen, charcoal, and gel pen on paper. 6”x6”.


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