Aaron N. Rice, Ph.D.
Sounds from a Fish with Two Swimbladders
Thursday, April 30, 2009
For the past year, I have been studying the sounds and swimbladder morphology  of the three-spined toadfish (Batrachomoeus trispinosus) from the western Pacific.  These fish produce sounds during behaviors similar to other studied toadfish, but their sounds are quite different compared to other members of the family.  Surprisingly, these fish have a swimbladder that is divided into two separate
Divergence of Feeding Behaviors in Wrasses
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
My paper on coordinated feeding mechanics in Tautoga onitis has now been published in Marine Biology.  This paper examines the coordination profile of the tautog, but more importantly, quantitatively compares patterns of jaw, fin, and eye movement of tautog to cheiline wrasses and parrotfishes for the first evolutionary examination of how coordination patterns change with respect to different
Fish sounds discussed in New York Times
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
An article about fish sounds appeared in Tuesday’s Science Times section of the New York Times.  The piece talks about the different types of fish that are known to produce sounds, and I am featured in a short video supplementary to the article.
The article, “What’s Making That Awful Racket? Surprisingly, It May Be Fish” by Nonny de la Peña can be found here (the streaming video is on the same
My research focuses on the physiology ecology and evolution underlying two fundamental behaviors in the life history of fishes: acoustic communication and feeding.
Atop Cook’s Look,
Lizard Island, Australia
August 2004
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Aaron N. Rice, Ph.D.
Bioacoustics Research Program
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Cornell University
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Bioacoustics Research Program
Cornell University
Research in the Evolution, Ecology and Function of Fishes:
            Sound Production, Feeding, Locomotion