Dispersal without errors: symmetrical ears tune into the right frequency for survival.

@article{Gagliano2008DispersalWE,
  title={Dispersal without errors: symmetrical ears tune into the right frequency for survival.},
  author={Monica Gagliano and Martial Depczynski and Stephen D Simpson and James A. Y. Moore},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={275 1634},
  pages={527-34}
}
Vertebrate animals localize sounds by comparing differences in the acoustic signal between the two ears and, accordingly, ear structures such as the otoliths of fishes are expected to develop symmetrically. Sound recently emerged as a leading candidate cue for reef fish larvae navigating from open waters back to the reef. Clearly, the integrity of the auditory organ has a direct bearing on what and how fish larvae hear. Yet, the link between otolith symmetry and effective navigation has never… CONTINUE READING
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