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Opening Our Ears to the Ocean


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. 

Capt. Bob Wallace’s talk at theNew Bedford Whaling Museum about his voyages aboard the Abel J- March 21st at 6:30pm

 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


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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.