Like birds, marine mammal species can be identified by the sounds they make.
Researchers use hydrophones, underwater microphones, to learn what animals are nearby.
Hydrophones can be attached to a buoy, towed by a boat, or anchored to the sea floor.
Click on a location to listen to a recording.
Arctic Adventure: Exploring with Technology will invite you to use technology to investigate an immersive Arctic environment. Discover an arctic fox, traverse a glacier, or drill an ice core to learn about Earth's climate history. As you explore, consider climate change and its impact on local wildlife. With large-scale projections, captivating soundscapes, and full-body digital interactives, this is exhibit is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience.
Some artwork provided by Moment Factory.
Support provided by the Blue Wing Founders Fund.
Audio files provided by William Halliday (Wildlife Conservation Society, Canada) and Kathleen M. Stafford (University of Washington).
Use the instructions below to navigate this activity with a keyboard.
To select a location on the map:
Press "1" for the Arctic Ocean.
Press "2" for Sachs Harbor.
Press "3" for the Amundsen Gulf.
After you have selected a location:
Press "S" to play and pause the sample animal sound.
Press "R" to play and pause the recording from your location.
Press "T" to tag a sound from the recording.
Press the back arrow key to go back to the map.
At any time:
Press "I" to open and close the "About this activity" information.
Press "K" to open and close these "Keyboard navigation" instructions.