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2009-05-11 08:14:11

Research could have implications for addressing hearing loss in humans UCLA scientists report for the first time on the only known frog species that can communicate using purely ultrasonic calls, whose frequencies are too high to be heard by humans. Known as Huia cavitympanum, the frog lives only on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. Ultrasounds are high-pitched sounds more than 20 kilohertz (kHz) in frequency, which exceeds the upper limit of sounds detectable by humans and is far higher...


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Javan Torrent Frog, Huia Masonii
2013-07-19 12:55:28

The Javan Torrent Frog (Huia masonii) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Indonesia. Its natural habitats include tropical or subtropical moist lowland forest, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, and rivers. The male individual of this species utilizes high-frequency communication to overcome the noise of their riverine habitats that is dominated by low frequencies. Out of the calls, the second harmonic is ultrasonic. Warbles are highly...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.