Underwater noise mystery in Pacific Ocean may be fish farts (VIDEO).

Mysterious Sound Deep in the Ocean Explained by Researchers (Video)

Mysterious Sound Deep in the Ocean Explained by Researchers (Video)

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Feb. 28 2016 12:30 PM

A Curious Sound Deep in the Ocean

A mystery in the Pacific Ocean, solved.

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Scientists puzzling over a mysterious humming sound below the Pacific Ocean believe they’ve finally figured out its source. Described as similar to the faint buzz or hum inside an airplane, it would start around dawn and dusk, and last for a couple of hours before stopping.

Researchers determined
this was the sound of huge clouds of small fish and crustaceans rising up to feed. The buzz may actually be active communication signaling “go time,”or it might be well, fish farts.