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.
The following sound library has samples of several types of sounds collected during research activities by the Azores Whale Lab. All work involving direct contact with animals has been made under research permits issued by the Azores Regional Government.
This library will be constantly updated with new sounds as they become available. More information on each track can be found in SoundCloud.