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The Sound of Whales

The Sound of Whales
  • Author : Kerr Thomson
  • Publsiher : Scholastic UK
  • Release : 02 April 2015
  • ISBN : 1910002283
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 ratings
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On a remote Scottish island, three children make a shocking discovery: two bodies on the beach, a whale and a man. Fraser and Hayley see it as the start of an adventure, but sensitive Dunny is distraught. What happened on the water just isn't natural ... and only by watching the whales can it be put right.


The Sound of Whales

The Sound of Whales
  • Author : Kerr Thomson
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release : 02 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe Sound of Whales

On a remote Scottish island, three children make a shocking discovery: two bodies on the beach, a whale and a man. Fraser and Hayley see it as the start of an adventure, but sensitive Dunny is distraught. What happened on the water just isn't natural ... and only by watching the whales can it be put right.


The Sound of Whales

The Sound of Whales
  • Author : Kerr Thomson
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release : 02 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe Sound of Whales

On a remote Scottish island, three children make a shocking discovery: two bodies on the beach, a whale and a man. Fraser and Hayley see it as the start of an adventure, but sensitive Dunny is distraught. What happened on the water just isn't natural ... and only by watching the whales can it be put right.


War of the Whales

War of the Whales
  • Author : Joshua Horwitz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 July 2014
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Documents the efforts of crusading lawyer Joel Renolds and marine biologist Ken Balcolm to expose a covert U.S. Navy sub detection system that caused whales to beach themselves, an effort that challenged Ken's loyalties and pitted them against powerful military adversaries.


Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore
  • Author : Kerr Thomson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 30 May 2017
GET THIS BOOKWashed Ashore

On a wild Scottish island, a tragedy washes up on the storm-beaten shore: the bodies of a whale and a man. Fraser, desperate for adventure, and Hayley, visiting from Texas, become tangled in the mystery. But Fraser's younger brother Dunny is distraught by the discovery. He hasn't spoken in years, and lately he's been acting more strangely than ever. Together, the three meet a man living in the abandoned caves nearby. They start to wonder if he might lie at


Puget Sound Whales for Sale

Puget Sound Whales for Sale
  • Author : Sandra Pollard
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 24 June 2014
GET THIS BOOKPuget Sound Whales for Sale

In November 2005, Washington's iconic killer whales, known as Southern Resident orcas, were placed on the endangered species list. It was a victory long overdue for a fragile population of fewer than one hundred whales. Author and certified marine naturalist Sandra Pollard traces the story and destinies of the many Southern Resident orcas captured for commercial purposes in or near the Puget Sound between 1964 and 1976. During this time, these highly intelligent members of the dolphin family lost nearly one-third of their


Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 22 June 2003
GET THIS BOOKOcean Noise and Marine Mammals

For the 119 species of marine mammals, as well as for some other aquatic animals, sound is the primary means of learning about the environment and of communicating, navigating, and foraging. The possibility that human-generated noise could harm marine mammals or significantly interfere with their normal activities is an issue of increasing concern. Noise and its potential impacts have been regulated since the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Public awareness of the issue escalated in 1990s when researchers


The Sounding of the Whale

The Sounding of the Whale
  • Author : D. Graham Burnett
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 31 January 2012
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Explores how humans' view of whales changed from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, looking at how the sea mammals were once viewed as monsters but evolved into something much gentler and more beautiful.


Animal Sonar Systems

Animal Sonar Systems
  • Author : R. Busnel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 June 2013
GET THIS BOOKAnimal Sonar Systems

Thirteen years have gone by since the first international meet ing on Animal Sonar Systems was held in Frascati, Italy, in 1966. Since that time, almost 900 papers have been published on its theme. The first symposium was vital as it was the starting point for new research lines whose goal was to design and develop technological systems with properties approaching optimal biological systems. There have been highly significant developments since then in all domains related to biological sonar systems and in


Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins
  • Author : Whitlow W.L. Au,Richard R. Fay
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKHearing by Whales and Dolphins

Here, experts in different areas of the field provide an overview of the bioacoustics of whales and dolphins as well as a thorough introduction to the subject for investigators of hearing in other animals. Topics covered include the structure and function of cetacean auditory systems, the unique sound production system of odontocetes, acoustic communication, psychoacoustics, echolocation and models of sound propagation.


Song for a Whale

Song for a Whale
  • Author : Lynne Kelly
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release : 05 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKSong for a Whale

Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.


Listening to Whales

Listening to Whales
  • Author : Alexandra Morton
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 30 December 2008
GET THIS BOOKListening to Whales

In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made


Marine Mammals and Noise

Marine Mammals and Noise
  • Author : W. John Richardson,Charles R. Greene, Jr.,Charles I. Malme,Denis H. Thomson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 October 2013
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammals and Noise

Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these


Thousand-Mile Song

Thousand-Mile Song
  • Author : David Rothenberg
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 29 April 2008
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In Thousand Mile Song, musician and philosopher David Rothenberg uses the enigma of whale sounds to explore whether we can truly understand nonhuman minds. Interviewing scholars around the world as they attempt to decipher underwater music, Rothenberg tells the story of scientists and artists confronting an unknown as vast as the ocean. Along the way, he plays his clarinet live with whales in their native habitats, from Russia to Hawaii, making interspecies music that appears on the included CD. Richly


Fathoms

Fathoms
  • Author : Rebecca Giggs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 28 July 2020
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Winner of the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction * Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction * Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award A “delving, haunted, and poetic debut” (The New York Times Book Review) about the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, and our relationship with other species. When writer Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to


Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound

Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound
  • Author : National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee to Review Results of ATOC's Marine Mammal Research Program
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 11 May 2000
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound

Sound has become a major tool for studying the ocean. Although the ocean is relatively opaque to light, it is relatively transparent to sound. Sound having frequencies below 1,000 Hertz (Hz) is often defined as low-frequency sound. The speed of sound is proportional to the temperature of the water through which it passes. Therefore, sound speed can be used to infer the average temperature of the water volume through which sound waves have passed. The relationship between water temperature and the