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Met tower in Nantucket Sound

Sounds of the Sound

Aran Mooney looks out across gray Nantucket Sound towards a tower built to monitor meteorological conditions where the company Cape Wind plans to install energy-generating wind turbines. WHOI biologists Mooney and Laela Sayigh are studying the underwater "soundscape" in the area before turbines are built, recording and analyzing ambient sounds as baseline information about the habitat. Mooney was aboard R/V Mytilus, part of the the WHOI Coastal Ocean Institute's small boat fleet, to collect and replace the digital acoustic recorders the researchers have installed on the tower. (Photo by Keith Bradley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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