Monday, December 5, 2011

Learn to Speak Whale


You know the scene in Finding Nemo where Dory says, "I know how to speak whale!" and then proceeds to speak in long droning whale tones.  Well, this is your chance to learn to speak whale and advance science at the same time.  A group of scientists has put together a web site called whaleFM to help identify similarities between whale calls.  They want you to help.  By going to this site and listening to the different whale songs, they hope that you can identify similarities that they can study in further detail.  So, you actually help marine researchers understand what the whales are saying by going through the site and choosing matches.  Its fun, and its science.  Try it out!

The site is sponsored by Scientific American and Zooniverse.