© CNRS Images/Universcience - 2013

Crocodile Melody

Numéro de notice

4168

Durée

00:15:00

Année de production

2013

Support Original

HD
16/9
Couleur
Sonore

Director(s)

FISCHETTI Antonio

Résumé

How do you cry out "Help!" in caiman language? This is the question Thierry Aubin and Nicolas Mathevon, bioacousticians at the CNRS ask themselves. We travel with them to the marshy plains of Venezuela, where they engage sometimes in sporting experiments: capturing young caimans, recording their cries of distress, then broadcasting them to observe the mothers' reactions. The results obtained provide a better understanding of the evolution of sound communication in the animal world.

Personnalité(s)

CNRS Institute(s)

Regional office(s)

CNRS Images,

Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.