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A new app will be able to connect you directly to the inner conversations of orcas around the San Juan Islands. The app is called Orcasound. The app is connect to live underwater microphones that are placed on the seafloor in the area.
When you open the app, you can listen to everything that is happening beneath the waves. Although it is an amazing opportunity to connect to wildlife, the creators of the app are hoping that it turns into something more.
Scientists need help tracking these orcas. Through the app, users can alert the scientists when there is a whale nearby. The scientists can then send out a team to collect samples of fecal material or prey in order to find out more about these orcas. The more we know, the better we can help these struggling whales.
The app is extremely easy to use, but it is a real way to help scientists study orcas.
In addition to orcas, you will be able to hear other kinds of marine life. It is very interesting to just listen to what is happening on the seafloor. You never know what you might hear! The app has a guide that will help you learn what the calls mean and which type of animal is making them.
Definitely check this one out!
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