| "Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."
- WCAI Cape and Islands NPR Station: "Minke Sounds Like No Whale You've Ever Heard"
- NEFSC Newsroom: "Passive Acoustic Monitoring Reveals Clues to Minke Whale Calling Behavior and Movements in the Gulf of Maine"
- WGBH with Sofie Van Parijs and Leila Hatch: "Ocean Noise"
- NEFSC Newsroom: Outreach and Education "NOAA Scientists Bring Marine Mammal Research to Young Scientists"
- New York Times: "A Rising Tide of Noise Is Now Easy to See"
- The Take Away with Dr. Leila Hatch: "Mapping Noise Pollution to Save Marine Life"
- Wicked Local: "NOAA scientist to discuss ocean noise"
- NOAA News: "Underwater noise decreases whale communications in Stellwagen Bank sanctuary"
- Scientific American: "Noise Reduces Ocean Habitat for Whales [video]"
- National Geographic: "Drifting in Static: A rising tide of man-made noise is disrupting the lives of marine mammals"
- WCAI Cape and Islands NPR Station Broadcast: Mindy Todd talks with Denise Risch on "Ocean Noise a Threat to Marine Mammals"
- The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is developing tools to map the contribution of human sound sources to underwater ocean noise in U.S. waters. Follow the progress of the
NOAA Cetacean & Sound Mapping working group here.
Coverage on Risch et al. 2014. Mysterious bio-duck sound attributed to the Antarctic minke whale(Balaenoptera bonaerensis):
- NEFSC Newsroom: "Scientists Identify Source of Mysterious Low-Frequency Sound Heard for Decades in the Southern Ocean"
- NOAA Fisheries Podcasts: "Antarctic Minke Whales, Mystery Soundmakers of the Southern Ocean"
- NPR: All Things Considered, the two-way: "Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'"
- BBC: "Mystery of 'ocean quack sound' solved"
- Live Science: "Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved"
- Australian Broadcasting Company: "Scientists pinpoint source of 'bio-duck' sound"
- Science News: "Submariners' 'bio-duck' is probably a whale"
- Science Magazine: "ScienceShot: Mystery of Quacking Caller in Antarctic Solved"
- The Independent: "50-year mystery of the ocean 'quack' finally solved by scientists"
- The Guardian: "Scientists solve mystery of Southern Ocean 'quacking' sound"
Passive acoustics and North Atlantic Cod:
- Hingham Patch: "Local Fisherman to Work With Researchers on Cod Fish Study"
- WCAI Cape and Islands NPR Station Broadcast: "How Acoustic Monitoring Could Help Protect Cod Stocks"
- Cape Cod Times and South Coast Today "The call of the cod"/ "Cod research could revive species"
- NEFSC Science Spotlight: Cod "Acoustic Monitoring of Atlantic Cod Reveals Clues to Spawning Behavior"
Coverage on Risch et al. 2012. Changes in humpback whale song occurrence in response to an acoustic source 200 km away:
- Wired: "Underwater Noise Disturbs Whales 120 miles away"
- The Acoustic Ecology Institute: "Fish survey sound reduce humpback songs 120 miles away?"
- Gloucester Times: "Sonar-style cod study gains State House support"
- Gloucester Times: "Report: Sonar fish study may affect whales"
- "On the Line", NOAA Fisheries Podcast: Blinded by the Noise- Whales and Dolphins in a Noisy Ocean. Featuring Sofie Van Parijs (NOAA/NEFSC) and Leila Hatch (NOAA/SBNMS).
- A word from Dr. Sofie Van Parijs: The Voice of the North Atlantic right whale.
- The NEFSC Sounds of the Sea interactive exhibit is up and running. Come and check it out at the
Woods Hole Science Aquarium in Woods Hole, MA.
Read more about it in the NOAA Newsroom.
- To listen and learn about marine animal sounds, click here.
- Another great interactive site on Marine Mammal Sounds can be found here: Voices in the Sea.