The undersea orchestra

Richard Robinson

Journalist Kate Evans and presenter Claire Concannon discover a world of snapping shrimp, singing whales and barking John Dory.

Researchers Professor Craig Radford and Dr Jenni Stanley are uncovering more about the orchestra harmonising under the waves – who’s playing in it, and why they are making these sounds. Plus, what impact is our human noise – like boats – having on ocean creatures? Listen to the episode to immerse yourself in this hidden sonic world.

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The undersea orchestra
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