Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor

By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.

By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.

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Previously Unknown Beaked Whale Species Spotted off Mexico
Previously Unknown Beaked Whale Species Spotted off Mexico
Max Kozlov | Dec 12, 2020
A team of scientists searching for a rare species of whale instead found a species of whale they say has never been recorded.
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Amanda Heidt | Sep 18, 2020
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Zebra finches sing a special song that appears to help their offspring better adapt to a hotter climate, according to a study.
A Rainforest Chorus
A Rainforest Chorus
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea’s forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.
Jungle Field Trip
Jungle Field Trip
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2015
Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New Guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.
A Fishy Chorus
A Fishy Chorus
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2015
Watch the coelacanth documentary that fish biologist Eric Parmentier and filmmaker Laurent Ballesta were making when they discovered and recorded a world of undersea sound.
The Whale That Quacked
The Whale That Quacked
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2014
An oceanic quacking sound—unidentified for 50 years—turns out to be minke whales.
Cetacean Cacophony
Cetacean Cacophony
Chris Palmer | Sep 1, 2013
Seafloor seismometers record hundreds of thousands of fin whale calls, allowing marine geophysicists to track the elusive marine mammals.
Hearing Whales
Hearing Whales
Chris Palmer | Aug 31, 2013
A geophysicist stumbled on a way to track elusive fin whales with seismometers.