Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Bloop, Julia, Train, and Whistle
Julia was first heard March 1 1999 quite loudly over the Equatorial Pacific Ocean autonomous hydrophone array.
Listen to Julia
Whistle was recorded by the autonomous hydrophone deployed at 8oN, 110oW on July 7, 1997 at 0730Z. Origin of the signal is unknown, and it was not detected on any other hydrophone.
Train was recorded on March 5, 1997 on the Equatorial Pacific Ocean autonomous hydrophone array.
So what could these sounds be? According to Allan Bellows "The sound (the Bloop) shares many characteristics with those emanated from biological creatures, in fact it fits those parameters so closely that a large number of researchers are convinced that its origin is animal. But in order for an aquatic animal to emit a sound that can travel over 3,000 miles though Earth’s noisy oceans, scientists say that it would need an incredibly large noise-making apparatus, one much bigger than that of the blue whale."
So what do I think the noises are? I think they could be the mating calls of real sea monsters, (leftover dinosaurs) a plesiosaur or megalodon, or something else we thought was extinct. As you all know we're constantly finding new creatures and even ones we thought to be gone forever...so in my opinion, it's entirely possible that something large lurks out there in the deep!
What do you think it could be?
**There are other unidentified sounds but most of those have 'sort of' been figured out. Slow Down has been linked to glaciers movments, and Upsweep has been linked to volcanic activity.