Cod may have regional accents and dialects, according to a study.
North American and European cod produce very different sounds and the same could be expected within European breeds, scientists believe.
Cod are a cold water species and with climate change resulting in warmer waters, those found off Cornwall in southwest England are likely to migrate north. Scientists are worried that integration—and breeding—with their northern counterparts might be difficult.
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