The SOUNDS Of Whale Watching Week

Dec 28, 2015

It is Winter Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast once again... a chance to head for the shore to see signs of migrating whales passing by. 

Credit Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives

Since we specialize in audio, we'll go beyond the whale WATCHING and move on to whale LISTENING. 

That's the work of a company called Biowaves, that records the sounds of whales and other ocean creatures for a variety of research purposes. 

Gray whale expert Jeff Jacobsen gives us a few sound clips of migrating whales and helps us understand what the whale sounds mean.