The William A. Watkins Collection of Marine Mammal Sound Recordings consists of audio and videotape recordings of various marine mammals created or collected by Watkins and others (including Peter Tyack, Melba Caldwell, Donald Griffith, and Thomas Poulter).

Selected "best of" sound cuts are included here. The complete collection is housed in the WHOI Data Library & Archives; view the finding tool.

Additional information on the SOUND database can be found in WHOI Technical Report 92-31.

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Recent Submissions

  • Sound Cut, Record Number 64103cut2_02 

    Watkins, William A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009-09-17)
    Recording of unknown number of Common minke whales made by Uher recorder, LC 50 hydrophone.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 64103cut2_01 

    Watkins, William A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09-17)
    Recording of unknown number of Common minke whales made by Uher recorder, LC 50 hydrophone.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 64103cut1_01 

    Watkins, William A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09-17)
    Recording of unknown number of Common minke whales made by Uher recorder, LC 50 hydrophone.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 67028001 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-05-04)
    Recording of 2 Ribbon seals. One downsweep and an in-air growl recorded underwater through the ice.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 67027009 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-30)
    Recording of unknown number of Ribbon seals. Short downsweeps and an in-air growl.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 67027006 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-30)
    Recording of 1 Ribbon seal. One downsweep.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 67027003 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-30)
    Recording of 3 Ribbon seals. Good downsweeps and an in-air growl.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 67027002 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-30)
    Recording of 3 Ribbon seals. Good downward sweeping pulse, in-air growls.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 67027001 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-30)
    Recording of 1 Ribbon seal. Good downsweep.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 6702700C 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-30)
    Recording of 2 Ribbon seals. One downsweep and an in-air growl.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 66034ch1_02 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-08-14)
    Recording of unknown number of Ross seals.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 66034ch1_01 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-08-14)
    Recording of unknown number of Ross seals.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 7202000A 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-10)
    Recording of 1 Walrus made by Nagra IV tape recorder, Chesapeake Instrument Corp. hydrophone and amplifier. Demonstrating male; clicks and bells; courtship.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 72020006 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-04-10)
    Recording of 1 Walrus made by Nagra IV tape recorder, Chesapeake Instrument Corp. hydrophone and amplifier. Demonstrating male; clicks and bells; courtship.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 64102CH1 

    Watkins, William A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-09-17)
    Recording of unknown number of Weddell seals. Loud at beginning with long loud series; electrical noise equated with ice motor.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 66038Ahi1_01 

    Ray, G. Carleton (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-08-14)
    Recording of unknown number of Bearded seals.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 6304300O 

    Watlington, Frank (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-11-29)
    Recording of 1 Humpback whale; copy of SOFAR recordings. Pulsed calls; calls. Reverberation present.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 6304300N 

    Watlington, Frank (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-11-29)
    Recording of 1 Humpback whale; copy of SOFAR recordings. Pulsed calls; calls. Reverberation present.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 5511300F 

    Watlington, Frank (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-12-07)
    Recording of 2+ Humpback whales; copy of SOFAR recordings. Calls; electrical noise. Reverberation present.
  • Sound Cut, Record Number 61072032 

    Watkins, William A. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-07-03)
    Recording of 10 Atlantic white-sided dolphins made by AX-58 hydrophones; WHOI transistor amplifier; Crown tape recorder. Whistles; clicks.

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