The Dolphin Communication Project studies a group of Atlantic spotted dolphins living near the island of Bimini in The Bahamas. Using a special video camera equipped with underwater microphones (i.e., hydrophones), we are able to record their behavior as well as the myriad of sounds they produce. We have selected a recording of one of the most common sounds produced by the Bimini dolphins – a whistle – and converted it into audio files that you (the proud parent of one of the Bimini dolphins) can now download to your computer, mp3 player or cellular phone. The Bimini dolphins use whistles primarily to communicate with each other under water – a very useful way to stay in touch at night when the ocean is dark, or when diving into deeper waters. Click on the below links to download the files: to download on a PC/Windows, right-click and “save target as..” or “save link as…”. On a Mac, ctrl-click and “Download Linked File”
If you have any trouble downloading or opening the audio files(s), please contact DCP.
Here is a spectrograph image of a Bimini spotted dolphin whistle: