Biologist Marie Fish Catalogued the Sounds of the Ocean for the World to Hear

Marie Poland Fish was a celebrated biologist who discovered that ocean creatures were far noisier than anyone had guessed. In 1936, she and her husband Charles established a marine lab at the University of Rhode Island, which survives today as the university’s Graduate School of Oceanography. Fish and her students conducted research at the University of Rhode Island to classify noises made by different species and analyzed the noisemaking anatomy of each of the species. Discover more about Fish and her findings in this article in Smithsonian Magazine.

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