🔊🔊🔊 Please listen with your headset on or turn up the volume.
This beautiful video and audio recording was captured on location in Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga courtesy of Marine Biologist, Founder of both One Ocean Diving @oneoceandiving
and Water Inspired Conservation @waterinspired,
My Long time Friend and Ocean Optimism Inspiration, Ocean Ramsey @oceanramsey
- FACINATING to listen to. Today #whales
singing, Freediving and #floating
with @clarklittle @juansharks @franticbornemisza @gloriahabsburg @eleonorehabsburg @mgardz @tba_21
Wearing new #whaleshark
💙🐋🦈💙 wetsuit pants and benefit design line from @xcelwetsuits @xcelwomens @oneoceandesigns @waterinspired
collaboration for a cause. Stay tuned for more 😉🐋 #savetheocean #savethewhales #whalesong #oceanmusic #waterinspired #oceaninspired #OceanRamsey #freedive #freediver #freediving #ecotourism #whalesong @lonelywhale #stopsucking @adriangrenier #reduce #reuse #recycle
Whale sounds are used by whales for different kinds of communication.
The mechanisms used to produce sound vary from one family of cetaceans to another. Marine mammals, such as whales, dolphins, and porpoises, are much more dependent on sound for communication and sensation than are land mammals, because other senses are of limited effectiveness in water. Sight is less effective for marine mammals because of the way particulates in the ocean scatter light. Smell is also limited, as molecules diffuse more slowly in water than in air, which makes smelling less effective. However, the speed of sound is roughly four times greater in water than in the atmosphere at sea level. Because sea mammals are so dependent on hearing to communicate and feed, environmentalists and cetologists are concerned that they are being harmed by the increased ambient noise in the world's oceans caused by ships, sonar and marine seismic surveys.