For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in passively listening to whales — essentially, eavesdropping on them — using existing underwater fibre optic cables.
This really indicates a level of ‘cultural transmission’ beyond any observed non-human species.” Dr Jenny Allen
“Martin Carruthers is The Man With The Plan at The Cairns archaeology dig in Orkney. “
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.
UHI Archaeology Institute student Lucy Morris is researching the post-medieval whales for her Masters dissertation.
Human activities are a significant threat to right whale populations, either through entanglement in fishing gear or strikes from shipping.
Cook Inlet beluga whales are a geographically and genetically distinct population that does not migrate.
Technology including the use of robots is aiding researchers in understanding daily habits of the endangered Mediterranean sperm whale.
“The ancient aquatic crocs developed unusual inner ears after modifying their skeletons to become better swimmers.”
The Extraordinary Closure of the Cairns Broch