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Underwater photo of two whales swimming side by side.

Songs of the Scottish Humpbacks: Unlocking the Secrets of Whale Communication in the Outer Hebrides

How do we listen and look(out) for whales? Join us as we dive into this question through Art, Music, and Science

Marine Biologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr Natalie Sinclair will share her analysis of humpback whale songs recorded off the coast of the Outer Hebrides – the first such study conducted in Scottish waters. The presentation will delve into the world of whale communication, highlighting the significance of these songs for conservation efforts. 

Keening; The song of the stranding 

Artist Sam Gare, and Musician/Researcher Alex South will introduce their upcoming work responding to the mass stranding of 55 long-finned pilot whales that occurred at North Tolsta in July 2023. Sam will describe how art can be a powerful tool to share stories of our natural world, offer a place to come together and help to process complex emotions. Alex will talk about how his ‘multispecies musicking’ is shaped by the sounds and structures of the vocalisations of other animals, including humpback and pilot whales.

The talks will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is delivered in conjunction with the Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival and supported by the Challenger Society for Marine Science.

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