Monday, January 19, 2015

Visualizing the songs of humpback whales

I'm spending all day preparing for classes today, so discovering this fascinating article by David Rothenberg and Mike Deal has been a relief. It describes how the the sound patterns of humpback whales were transformed into wavy visual shapes which reflect the highs and lows of each short sound bite. The authors share their own visualizations and motion graphic, but don't miss the beautiful historical sonograms and this old cover of Science magazine that they also showcase.

(h/t Washington Post's Know More)