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CLIP 9002

Recording the calls of beluga whales

Recording the calls of beluga whales
Key Info
  • Recording the calls of beluga whales
  • Duration: 01:58
  • Elizabeth White describes her experiences filming beluga whales. The whales are also known as 'sea canaries' because of their unusual calls. Elizabeth describes rigging up sound equipment to be able to record underwater and capture their extraordinary sound. This clip is published as part of the BBC Wildlife Finder - where you can find further clips and resources on this subject. Please note these clips are only available in Flash and run at a higher bit rate than other videos on Class Clips - they may require a higher broadband connection speed to play correctly.
  • Subject:

    Media Studies


    Production and Evaluation

  • Keywords: beluga, whales, sea canaries, arctic, sound, recording, microphone, sea, underwater
Ideas for use in class
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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