An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about how underwater animals use sound in their world and indicates where their answers can be found.

The article The noisy reef – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What cues do crab larvae use to find a suitable reef habitat for settlement?

Q. What three things are needed for sound to be heard?

Q. Does sound under water travel faster or slower than sound travelling through air?

Q. What two species are the noisiest on New Zealand reefs?

Q. What non-visual sensory systems do fish have that humans don’t?

Q. An increase of which of the following would result in an increase in the loudness of a sound: frequency, amplitude, pitch or rhythm?

Q. How do scientists measure sound under water?

Q. What sea creature can act as a Helmholtz resonator?

    Published 10 May 2011