3 News: Scientists discover ‘screaming’ tadpoles

Dan Satherley writes about the discovery by scientists of tadpoles which let out an audible, high-pitched ‘scream’ when distressed.

Previously, it was thought that all tadpoles were mute.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Dr Guillermo Natale was studying the species’ mating calls, when he tried to catch a tadpole in a net.

“He told the BBC, “We heard a brief, clear and very audible metallic-like sound… That tadpoles communicate somehow is simply amazing.”

“The discovery suggests amphibian society is more advanced than previously thought.”