A collection of interesting video and audio clips from the ACO site.
15 minutes of microquakes recorded on June 4, 2012 on the BB hydrophone. The rate is sped up by a factor of 32 for good listening.
Humpback whales at the ACO
Humpback Whales heading back north towards Alaska.
Humpback and Minke whales recorded at the ACO on March 18, 2013
Humpback whales recorded at the ACO on March 26, 2016
Minke whales at the ACO
Loud minke whale boing about 30 sec before
the end of the file. Lots of snaps and high-frequency chirps recorded on
December 31, 2011.
3.2 Magnitude Earthquake
Sound file decimated to 400 Hz sample rate and sped up by a factor of 10.
Fin whales (sound speeded up 25X)
Whales (sound speeded up 10X)
Glass Balls Popping
Glass spheres provide floatation for oceanographic instrumentation to be recovered from
the ocean bottom. Any small imperfections in the glass can cause the spheres to implode when
under the immense pressure of the deep ocean. A glass sphere can be heard imploding by the
ACO hydrophone on July 7th, 2011 from a oceanographic instrument mooring about 6 miles
away. The subsequent echoes heard after the initial implosion are reflections of the initial sound
from both the ocean surface and the seafloor.
Humpback and Minke Whales
Humpback and minke whales can be heard from a hydrophone during the Proof Module deployment for the ACO in April 2008. Humpback whales are known for their intriguing whale "songs" often heard during their annual visit to Hawaiian waters. Minke whale sounds begin about 13 seconds into the audio file.
A sperm whale pod can be heard from the ACO Proof Module hydrophone in 2007. The sperm whale sounds are distinguished as a series of "clicks". Humpback whales can be heard in the background of this audio file singing their "songs".