Opening Our Ears to the Ocean

Jun 6, 2019

Many of us are familiar with the song of the humpback whale or the clicking of dolphin echo-location but we may not have considered the design, engineering, and field work necessary to collect those sounds. Captain Bob Wallace and Biologist Peter Tyack join us to discuss the pioneering work of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution bio acoustic engineer Bill Watkins, and how his recordings helped launch the marine mammal conservation movement. 


 Here's a link for more information about Peter Tyack and his research.

Link to Kendall Family’s Maritime collections


Link to Watkins Marine Mammal Sound Archive