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.
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Watcher of Whales: A Profile of Roger Payne
Diana Kwon | Nov 1, 2019
A love of music and science led the marine biologist to discover that whales sing songs, a discovery that he’s since used to convince the world the animals are worth saving.
Image of the Day: Change of Tune
Image of the Day: Change of Tune
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Southeast Alaska’s humpback whales haven’t changed their calls for close to four decades.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
The Mystery of Whale Song
The Mystery of Whale Song
Kate Yandell | Mar 1, 2017
Structured whale songs are shared by group members and evolve over time, but the calls’ functions are still unclear.
Long-Distance Calls
Long-Distance Calls
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researcher Peter Tyack expresses the beauty of marine mammal communication.