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Weddell Seal Pup

Weddell Seal Pup

Terre Adélie

Antarctica
Location: Terre Adélie, Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic sea ice
Notes: A Weddell Seal pup calls for it's mother on the antarctic ice floe. More info Sound & photos courtesy of Dominique Filippi - CC License 3.0
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Emperor Penguin Colony

Emperor Penguin Colony

Terre Adélie

Antarctica
Location: Terre Adélie, Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic sea ice
Notes: Emperor penguin chicks call for their parents. In few weeks, the young birds will leave the colony and head for the sea. Towards the end of this recording adult penguins can be heard swimming in front of the microphones and jumping onto the ice. More info
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Humpback Whales Breaching

Humpback Whales Breaching

Brensholmen, Tromsø

Norway
Location: Brensholmen, Tromsø, Norway
Habitat: Sea
Notes: The sounds of Humpback Whales breaching as they hunt herring close to the shore. More info
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Antarctic Petrels

Antarctic Petrels

Dronning Maud Land

Antarctica
Location: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic sea ice
Notes: A very rare recording of breeding Antarctic Petrels at the largest inland colony in Antarctica of this species. Due to 24h of sunshine and constant frost birds can not leave the egg or young chick during incubation. More info
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Great Barrier Reef Island Soundscape

Great Barrier Reef Island Soundscape

Michelmas Cay, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Michelmas Cay, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Sandy island
Notes: Thousands of seabirds including Sooty Terns and Common Noddies nest on this beautiful small sandy island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. More info
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Groaning Iceberg

Groaning Iceberg

Terre Adélie

Antarctica
Location: Terre Adélie, Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic sea ice
Notes: Unique recording of icebergs as they creak, grind and rub against one another due to tidal movements and also small waves deep under the iceshelf. More info Sound & photos courtesy of Dominique Filippi - CC License 3.0
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Dolphin Conversations
Mexico
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Punta Alen, Mexico
Habitat: Ocean
Notes: Underwater recording featuring the complex vocalizations of dolphins - recorded with a hydrophone. More info
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Hooker’s Sea Lions

Hooker’s Sea Lions

Snares Island

New Zealand
Location: Snares Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Coastal sea
Notes: Stereo recording of Hooker's Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) playing in a cove. One Sea Lion is swimming in the front, a second one is roaring in a remote sea cave. Silver Gulls and Sub-Antarctic terns are flying around. Not far away, there is a small but noisy Snares Penguin colony. More info and CC License 3.0
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Iceberg Fragments

Iceberg Fragments

Bay of Alicehamna, Svalbard

Norway
Recordist: Daniel Blinkhorn
Location: Bay of Alicehamna, Svalbard, Norway
Habitat: Arctic shoreline
Notes: Fragments of an iceberg drift along the Svalbard shoreline, popping, clicking and knocking in the icy sea. More info
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Common Eiders Displaying

Common Eiders Displaying

Shetland Islands

United Kingdom
Recordist: Hugh Harrop
Location: Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Habitat: Sea
Notes: One of nature's more comical sounds. Has been described as sounding like grannies gossipping over a fence! More info
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Singing Humpback Whale
Tonga
Recordist: Gene Flipse
Location: Vava'u, Tonga
Habitat: Ocean
Notes: Singing male Humpback Whale recorded in the Vava'u island group of Tonga. More info
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Humpback Virtuoso

Humpback Virtuoso

Silver Bank

Dominican Republic
Recordist: Gene Flipse
Location: Silver Bank, Dominican Republic
Habitat: Ocean
Notes: On this day we were able to find and swim with a singing humpback whale. Our guests were in the water literally swimming in the music, and I was able to drift nearby in the tender while dangling our hydrophone in the water. More info
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Underwater World

Underwater World

near Preluk Bay

Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: near Preluk Bay, Croatia
Habitat: Sea
Notes: Nice underwater hydrophone recording of waves and gentle splashing. Microphones placed at a depth of about one metre, recorded off the coast of Croatia. More info
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Displaying King Eiders

Displaying King Eiders

Båtsfjord harbour

Norway
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Båtsfjord harbour, Norway
Habitat: Sea harbour
Notes: Flock of displaying King Eider, males giving a soft, vibrating cooing and females a hard chuckling call. Long-tailed Ducks & gulls in background. More info
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