Citizen scientists learn how to capture whale songs in Whitsundays

The distant humming of luxury boats can be heard whizzing around Queensland’s picture-postcard Whitsunday Islands. 

But in a quiet spot near Hook Island, a tiny microphone is lowered into the sparkling turquoise water and the sounds emitted seem other-worldly.

Long guttural groans are broken by high-pitched whistles, almost like a bow being drawn along a violin’s strings.

The giants of the sea are giving up their secrets to citizen scientists like master reef guide Kellie Leonard.

Continue reading this news article…