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April 25, 2019


A preliminary analysis done by UM scientists show toadfish, a species that is common to Biscayne Bay with a physiology that lends itself to study of stress response, heard the music and exhibited acute stress levels during Ultra’s first day on Virginia Key. The report shows the fish were less stressed than if they were in a crowded tank but more stressed than if they heard the pop sounds from a dolphin, a species with a taste for toadfish.

(Thanks to Mark Schlesinger)


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They must have been playing "I Got a Line On You".

To all the little fishes in the deep blue sea
Their music makes you swim to the left or the right
Or swim in circles to shut the music out
If you weren't under water
You would scream and shout

So dolphin EDM would be a trigger event?

I don't blame the fish. Ultra stresses me out too!

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