WhaleTrack Acoustics

Humpbacks whales sing. They are one of the few baleen whales to vocalise within our frequency range which makes them easier to record than other species. Although humpbacks have been tracked in deep water using bottom mounted hydrophones during their migration, only one attempt has been made to see if they vocalise on the inshore feeding ground, when Eugene McKeown of Biospheric Engineering recorded humpback whales singing and making low frequency pulses whilst feeding off the south coast of Ireland. We propose to deploy recording equipment when humpbacks are feeding in an area, to try and record singing whales.

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