Fish Sound Archive of the Sciaenid Acoustics Research Team (SART)

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858

Joseph Luczkovich, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy,

Mark Sprague, Associate Professor, Department of Physics,

Hal J. Daniel, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology,
Graduate Students
(former and present) :  Chris Pullinger, Stephen Johnson, Garcy Ward, Todd Jenkins, Marcy Hutchinson, Cecelia Krahforst
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Species Family Sound name Oscillograms and Spectrograms

Silver perch, Bairdiella chrysoura
Sciaenidae Silver Perch Cluck (recorded by SART team members)

Silver Perch Chorus and a single Oyster Toadfish (recorded June 1999 in Pamlico Sound by SART team members)

Weakfish, Cynoscion regalis
Sciaenidae Weakfish purring sound (recorded by SART team members)

Weakfish Chorus and a Single Red Drum (recorded Aug 1998 in Pamlico Sound recorded by SART team members )

Spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus
Sciaenidae Long aggregated knock (recorded by SART team members)

Single Spotted Seatrout and snapping shrimp (recorded in Pamlico Sound July 1997 by SART team)

Spotted Seatrout Chorus (recorded July 1998 in Pamlico Sound by SART team)

Red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus
Sciaenidae Drumming sound (recorded by SART team)

Red Drum Aggregation with Some Vessel Noise (recorded Sep 12 2007 near  Neuse River in Pamlico Sound with a towed array;  5.2 mb - 5 min recording, recorded by J. Luczkovich)
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus
Sciaenidae Atlantic Croaker Croaking Sound

Oyster toadfish
Oyster Toadfish, Opsanus tau
Batrachoididae  Oyster Toadfish Boatwhistle or Boop (Snapping Shrimp Crackling at Start recorded by SART team)

striped cusk eel
Striped Cusk Eel, Ophidion marginatum
Ophidiidae Striped Cusk Eel Chatter (this is not a weakfish, as was previously thought!, recorded by SART team)

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Created on ... Oct 30, 2007