Whales in Space:
Experiencing Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Place with the Hydroambiphone

 

Research expeditions

Publications and Reports:

[1] New Hydrophone Array Developed by UC Davis Physicist Enables 3D Recordings of Whale Songs for First Time

[2] Physics arXiv Blog, First 3D Recordings of Whale Songs Reveal Fascinating Behaviors, Discover Magazine, 5 January 2024.

[3] J. P. Crutchfield, D. D. Dunn, and A. M. Jurgens, Whales in Space: Experiencing Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Place with the Hydroambiphone, bioRxiv.org 2023.12.27.573441. doi:10.1101/2023.12.27.573441. arXiv.org:2312.16662.

[4] J. P. Crutchfield and A. M. Jurgens, A Whale With A History: Sighting Twain The Humpback Over Three Decades, bioRxiv.org 2022.10.07.511372. doi:10.1101/2022.10.07.511372.

[5] J. P. Crutchfield, A. M. Jurgens, J. M. Straley, and T. Cheeseman, Whale Casting: Remote mobile streaming humpback whale vocalizations to the world, arxiv.org:2212.02462.

18 August - 2 September 2023 on the M/Y Blue Pearl (65’ Fleming, Captain Don Bermant and First Mate Denise Bermant) through the Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska

23 January 2024 on the M/Y Satisfaction (2017 57' Sunseeker Predator, Captain Peter and First Mate Jordan) off Maalea Harbor, Maui

Popular Press

First 3D Recordings of Whale Songs Reveal Fascinating Behaviors

Conventional recordings of whale song ignore significant amounts of acoustic information. But all that is changing thanks to a new 3D underwaater recording device.