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Tracking Whales with Seismological Equipment

Underwater earthquake  recordings could help track the endangered and poorly understood fin  whale, according to research presented here last  week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.  Most quake  researchers cull the whale’s booming calls from their  seafloor  recordings. But one group of seismologists has flipped things around to harvest an  extensive repertoire of fin whale songs.
The second-largest among whales, fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) live in many of the world’s oceans. Yet, relatively little is known   about their social habits, breeding grounds, and seasonal migration  paths. The  animals stick mostly to deep waters far offshore, so  following them by visual surveys and radio tagging can be difficult and costly.

crookedindifference:

Tracking Whales with Seismological Equipment

Underwater earthquake recordings could help track the endangered and poorly understood fin whale, according to research presented here last week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Most quake researchers cull the whale’s booming calls from their seafloor recordings. But one group of seismologists has flipped things around to harvest an extensive repertoire of fin whale songs.

The second-largest among whales, fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) live in many of the world’s oceans. Yet, relatively little is known about their social habits, breeding grounds, and seasonal migration paths. The animals stick mostly to deep waters far offshore, so following them by visual surveys and radio tagging can be difficult and costly.

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