Watch: The intriguing sound of marine mammals (18 Mins).

Ted Talk - Peter Tyack

Free TED Talk – Speaker: Peter Tyack

Focus: Whale song / Duration: 18 minutes / Suitability: All ages

About: Peter Tyack, a behavioural ecologist from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, describes the sounds created by marine mammals, and how these songs travel underwater. He explains the incredible ways whales communicate across hundreds of miles of ocean. Peter Tyack studies the social behaviour and acoustic communication in whales and dolphins, to learn how these animals use sound to perform critical activities, such as for courting and for locating food.

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