Studying the otherworldly sounds in Antarctic waters

February 16, 2024

In freezing Antarctic waters, amid bobbing chunks of floating ice, the hums, pitches and echoes of life in the deep are helping scientists understand the behavior and movements of marine mammals. The device is like a camera trap in the wild, except it picks up aquatic sounds. "In a marine environment sound is essential," said Bonilla, adding that any interruption can affect some species ability to hunt. The hydrophones also capture low frequencies that can pick up the sounds of earthquakes or melting ice. The research has another goal, supporting a proposal pushed by Chile and Argentina since 2012 to convert the Antarctic Peninsula into a protected marine area.

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