Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Whale Song Project

Help marine scientists identify whale “dialects,” by listening to them online. Whale songs translate into a complex language that researchers are trying to decipher. You can help marine researchers understand what whales are saying simply by listening to their sounds and deciding which calls match, grouping them into categories.

The Whale Song Project aims to “understand how and why marine mammals respond to various sound stimuli. These studies are badly needed in order to establish regulations and guidelines to mitigate the impact of man-made sound on marine life.”

Click here to hear the sounds and have fun helping science.