The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) posted a video that perfectly combines my dual-interests in marine biology and sound design! They set up an underwater microphone 900 meters below the ocean surface and 30 kilometers off the shore of Monterey, California. They're now live streaming the results! You can listen to what's happening right now! Embedded here is an intriguing snippet of Humpback Whale song recorded yesterday. It is incredible how much they sound like a violin!
As you listen, you can see the spectrogram of a beautiful humpback whale song from deep in the Monterey Bay. These sounds were recorded on an underwater microphone (hydrophone) located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from shore, 900 meters (3,000 feet) below the surface of Monterey Bay. It is attached to the MARS undersea cabled observatory, which carries data from the hydrophone back to shore.
Listen to a live stream from the hydrophone: https://youtu.be/dd0Eu6JH7DI or on our website