Serious Research Stuff

There were two people from China who joined me for my recent humpback whale acoustics research trip in Tonga.

One of the two, Song Ye, is a former member of the Chinese national swim team, and goes by the nickname Mermaid.

In addition to being a talented swimmer, she is also a natural when it comes to cetacean acoustics research, as is clear in this video:

I was tempted to tell her that the hydrophone wasn't effective for two-way communication, but in the end, I didn't have the heart to spoil her fun.