My article on animals that "knock" to communicate finally appears in
"Ranger Rick" nature magazine in the September issue.
As usual, the text bears virtually no resemblance to what I sent in, but
the caricatures that illustrate it are a hoot! They also booted the
tok-tokkie beetles that inspired the story idea, in favor of some kind
of leaf-rolling caterpillar recently discovered to make thumping
distress signals. Ah, well, the life of the writer.
Special thanks to all the people on this listserv who helped me conduct
the research so many moons ago. Without the cooperation of real
experts, I would not have a career in this business.
Enjoy the story. If any of you would like to collaborate on future
stories for popular natural history magazines, just give me a ring.
Eric R. Eaton
>From Wed, 03 Sep 2003 09:24:19 -0700
From: Sonja Amoser <>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 09:24:19 -0700
Subject: new bioacoustics article in the journal of fish biology
Coral-reef sounds enable nocturnal navigation by some reef-fish larvae
in some places and at some times. Journal of Fish Biology; Volume 63,
Issue 3,pp 724-737
Abstract available at:
Mag. Sonja Amoser
Institute of Zoology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14,
1090 Vienna, Austria
phone: +43-1-4277-54467 or +43-664-5006106 (private phone)
email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]