Discover how singing humpback whales use their impressive songs to see each other from many miles away using faint echoes.
The mysterious songs of humpback whales have long been thought to be a kind of acoustic peacock tail that male whales use to attract females. Recent findings suggest that instead whales use songs for extremely long range sonar so that they can "see" whales and other large objects from many miles away. The aim of this project is to better understand how they are able to do this.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment
|Fall, Spring, Summer
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Level of collaboration
|Who is eligible
|All undergraduate students
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.