Posted by: Team - Bowhead whale | March 31, 2013

The song of 2013

It is late March but the weather is like in May. Incredibly sunny, warm and almost snow. The bowhead whales are here nevertheless and we have again established our hydrophone station at Qaqqaliaq.

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Mads and Outi at Qaqqaliaq setting up the hydrophone station. Photo: T. Uldbjerg

 

The song of 2013, or one of the songs to be precise, resembles the police siren song of 2005 but has a new phrase at the end of it.

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Oscillogram and spectrogram of bowhead whale song on the 27th of March 2013.

There were at least 3 whales singing at the same time on this quiet evening. Bearded seal trills were part of the soundscape as usual.

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Christian listening to Disko live underwater. Photo: C. Uldbjerg

 


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