Dr Brian Miller - Whale Acoustician

To find the blue whales in the vast Southern Ocean, we’ll use small underwater listening devices called sonobuoys to locate and track them. These can detect the whale’s low frequency calls from up to 1000 kilometres away. Real-time acoustic tracking provides a reliable and efficient way to find extremely rare Antarctic blue whales. Sonobuoy surveys may also provide an important link between visually observed behaviour and acoustic behaviour.

This page was last updated on 24 February 2022