Our intrepid, sea-fairing vessel, Whale Song is a perfect platform for researching cetaceans. With 6 nautical miles visible range from the flybridge and 5 nautical miles from the bridge, we have got whales and dolphins covered! Listening to the sounds of the sea with underwater acoustic equipment, we have even further covered!
As Roger Payne aptly describes in his beautifully written book, “Among Whales”,
A ship towing an array of hydrophones can effectively hear whales in a strip 150 miles wide–an improvement of seventy-five times.
We love the concept and the effectiveness of listening!
Whale Song has taken the CWR Team though rough and calm waters alike and here are some images to show.