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Loud sperm has a whale of a time!

sperm-whaleDo you have any idea what is the loudest animal in the world? It’s that spunky fella the Sperm Whale. It communicates using clicking sounds which it makes by using its phonic lips. The noise can reach levels of up to 236 decibels. Click here to learn more about the Sperm Whale. Their sound is around 100 decibels more than the rock bands who have been recorded and measured as the loudest. That list includes Manowar, the Who, Foo Fighters, Leftfield, Motorhead and AC/ DC among many others. Incidentally if you like music you might wish to check out one of my other blogs. It is a music blog called With Just A Hint Of Mayhem, click here to find it! Apologies for that shameless plug!

atl-bottlenose-dolphin-mainIncidentally most of the top 5 loudest animals are also aquatic; 2 –Bottlenose Dolphin (220 dB), 3 – Snapping Shrimp (200 dB), 4 – Blue Whale (188 dB) and finally at number 5 representing land dwellers it’s the Howler Monkey (140 dB).

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About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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