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Little Drummer Bugs

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

South African termites can relay vibrational alarm signals through their enormous nests by pounding their heads against the ground.

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Cetacean Cacophony

By Chris Palmer | September 1, 2013

Seafloor seismometers record hundreds of thousands of fin whale calls, allowing marine geophysicists to track the elusive marine mammals.

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Hearing Whales

By Chris Palmer | September 1, 2013

A geophysicist stumbled on a way to track elusive fin whales with seismometers.

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Good Vibrations

By Cristina Luiggi | September 1, 2012

Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.

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