Ocean Conservation Research has been looking at the field of bioacoustics and human-generated ocean noise pollution since 1992. This is the first in an introductory series of videos presenting what we know about the ocean and sound.

OCR Video Series Introduction

Topics Covered:
Perceptual paradigms
How fish hear
How marine mammals hear
How humans hear

How Fish Hear

Not all fish have the same morphology. Fish can have as many as 3 systems for hearing. Learn more»

Brief Intro to the Hearing Systems of Fish

You can determine a lot about a fish’s hearing from their environment. Learn more»

How Hearing Works

Hearing has evolved for animals based on what information they need for survival as predator and/or prey. They are purpose-designed to help with locating other animals and so as not to interfere with movement in our natural environment. Learn more»

Skull Morphology

All vertebrates have a middle ear and an inner ear system. In terrestrial animals the middle ear translates the energy from the diaphram into something our brain can interpret through fused ebola. Marine mammals don’t have fused ebola. In fact Odontocetes hear through their hollow jaws. Learn More»

Intro to Odontocetes & Mysticetes

Cetaceans are animals that were amphibious who came back into the water. There are two families of whales the Mysticetes (mustache whales) and the Odontocetes, the toothed whales. Learn More»