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deploying acoustic recorders

Sun, Sea, and Sound

Working from a small boat off Cape Cod in mid-July, guest student Aimee Boucher (Duke University) and MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Nicholas Macfarlane deploy an acoustic recording device at the site where Cape Wind plans to install energy-generating wind turbines. The recordings are part of a multi-year project led by WHOI biologists Aran Mooney and Laela Sayigh to detect and analyze the region's ambient noises—the underwater "soundscape"—before, during, and after construction of the turbines. Follow the research group's 2013 fieldwork on their blog. (Photo by Max Kaplan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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