Cetaceans utilize sound to communicate with conspecifics, interact with their environment and detect and capture prey. Thus sound is an essential aspect in their lives. Natural and human induced noise can limit the range for successful detection of signals through masking, and affect the lives of these animals.
We utilize animal-born tags, portable hydrophones and moored autonomous acoustic stations to record sound produced by cetaceans and present in their environment, that we use to study different aspects of their lives, interactions with other marine organisms, and the evolution and effects of marine acoustic pollution. Some of the results from these studies can be found in our Publications section.
Some of the most interesting (and sometimes intriguing) sounds we record are available publicly in our Sound Library.