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Mysticetes

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
humpback whalehumpback whale spectrogram
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North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
right whaleright whale spectrogram
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Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
minke whale minke whale spectrogram
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Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
(Low-frequency sound; played at 5x normal speed)
Fin Whalefin whale spectrogram
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Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
(Low-frequency sound; played at 1.5x normal speed)
Sei Whale sei whale spectrogram
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Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
(Low-frequency sound; played at 3x normal speed)
Blue Whaleblue whale spectrogram
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Odontocetes (Toothed whales and dolphins)

Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)
Sperm Whalesperm whale spectrogram
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Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)
Killer Whale killer whale spectrogram
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Risso's Dolphin (Grampus griseus)
Risso's Dolphinsrisso's dolphin spectrogram
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Pilot Whales (Globicephala spp.)
Pilot Whalespilot whale spectrogram
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Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon spp.)
Striped Dolphinbeaked whale spectrogram
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Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
Beluga Whalebeluga whale spectrogram
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Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)
Atlantic Spotted DolphinAtlantic spotted dolphin spectrogram
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Atlantic White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)
Atlantic White-Sided DolphinAtlantic white-sided dolphin spectrogram
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Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Bottlenose Dolphinbottlenose dolphin spectrogram
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Short-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Common Dolphincommon dolphin spectrogram
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White-beaked Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)
White-beaked Dolphinwhite-beaked dolphin spectrogram
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Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
Striped Dolphinstriped dolphin spectrogram
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Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
(High-frequency sound; played at 1/20x normal speed)
Harbor Porpoiseharbor porpoise spectrogram
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Pinnipeds (seals)

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Harbor Sealharbor seal spectrogram
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Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
Gray Sealgray seal spectrogram
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Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)
Bearded Sealbearded seal spectrogram
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Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)
Crabeater Sealcrabeater seal spectrogram
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Harp Seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus)
Harp Sealharp seal spectrogram
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Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)
Leopard Sealleopard seal spectrogram
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Ross Seal (Ommatophoca rossii)
Ross Sealross seal spectrogram
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Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes wedellii)
Weddell Sealweddell seal spectrogram
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Fish

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
Haddockhaddock spectrogram
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Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)
CodCod spectrogram
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Anthropogenic Sounds

Oil and gas industries: Seismic exploration
oil rigoil rigs spectrogram
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Vessels
Vesselvessel spectrogram
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Photos courtesy of: NOAA/NEFSC, NOAA/SBNMS, Cara Hotchkin, Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS), Christie McMillan, Hans Wolkers, Ilse Van Opzeeland, and the HabCam Project.

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(File Modified Feb. 18 2014)