The 30,000 notes in the original music score approximate to the number of Humpback Whales there were in the sea in 1829, when the piece was written.
Whale Song in the Arctic
For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in passively listening to whales — essentially, eavesdropping on them — using existing underwater fibre optic cables.
Songs are Being Learned by Whales on Shared Migration
This really indicates a level of ‘cultural transmission’ beyond any observed non-human species.” Dr Jenny Allen
Whales – Ancient & Modern
“Martin Carruthers is The Man With The Plan at The Cairns archaeology dig in Orkney. “
Monitoring Noise Levels in the Marine Environment
This summer, EMEC will deploy a series of acoustic surveys designed to monitor noise levels of marine energy technologies at its ocean energy test sites in Orkney.
Analysis of Cata Sand Shells And Whalebone Under Way
UHI Archaeology Institute student Lucy Morris is researching the post-medieval whales for her Masters dissertation.
New Technology To Detect Endangered Right Whales
Human activities are a significant threat to right whale populations, either through entanglement in fishing gear or strikes from shipping.
Vital Research Supporting Conservation of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales
Cook Inlet beluga whales are a geographically and genetically distinct population that does not migrate.
Underwater Robotics Aiding Whale Research
Technology including the use of robots is aiding researchers in understanding daily habits of the endangered Mediterranean sperm whale.
When Fast Swimming Aquatic Crocodiles Hunted The Seas
“The ancient aquatic crocs developed unusual inner ears after modifying their skeletons to become better swimmers.”