In the Ocean's Twilight Zone: Seeing With Sound | WCAI

In the Ocean's Twilight Zone: Seeing With Sound

Feb 19, 2018

A spectrogram of the high frequency chirp Dr. Andone Lavery transmits into the ocean.
Credit Photo Courtesy of Dr. Andone Lavery. October 2017

Dr. Andone Lavery is changing the way we understand our oceans through sound. She and her department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute are using a form of echolocation to map parts of the ocean, giving us better insight into underwater ecosystems. Over the summer, Lavery became the first woman to win the Walter Munk Award for her innovative research.

You can find out more about Dr. Lavery and her work here.  WCAI's Dr. Heather Goldstone gives an updated report on a major gift given to WHOI to pursue the work in the "Twilight Zone". 

TK Matunda's piece came to us through our productions partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. TK is a recent graduate from the workshop — you can find more about the program at

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