Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SNAP, CRACKEL, AND POP?

Museum <museum@...>

When snorkeling you can hear the same sound and it is my experience that it
is sea urchin munching on shells and mussels. In the cold Danish waters you
won’t hear the sound as we have no sea urchin.


Lars, Denmark

New owner of Santorin #79 “Salvagny”


[] På vegne af Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sendt: 9. oktober 2006 16:41
Emne: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] SNAP, CRACKEL, AND POP?

Hi Peter, Welcome to one of life's mysteries. I first heard this sound about

25 years ago and have heard it on various boats in various harbours. I have
yet to hear a definitive explanation for it, though the one that seems most
likely to me is that the hull picks up and magnifies the sounds of lots of
little sea creatures of some sort, be they worms, mussels or whatever.
Do let me know if you find the real answer! Ian Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302,

From: "pjppappas" <pjppappas@yahoo. <> com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@ <>
To: amelyachtowners@ <>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SNAP, CRACKEL, AND POP?
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:58:47 -0000

When below decks I hear a sound that most resembles the sound of rice
crispies, or of someone popping very small bubble wrap, or sizzling
grease. I am tied to a slip, the hull has recently been cleaned, the
zincs are good, and I am plugged in to shore power. Thank you Peter
Pappas "Callisto" SM 369

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