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Our Projects

We are working in marine systems around the world, with local partners, to carry out exciting collaborative projects. Read more about specific scopes of work below and in more detail within individual project pages. Follow @soundoceanscience on Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates. 

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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Sounds of a Changing Sea:

Exploring the unheard acoustic diversity of Mozambique's vulnerable coastal habitats

We are characterizing spatiotemporal variation in soundscapes across coastal marine ecosystems in Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique (e.g., coral reefs, seagrass meadows, mangroves, sand banks, and open ocean), and test relationships between the acoustic characteristics and biophysical parameters (e.g., temperature, tides, biodiversity).

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Coral Incubator:

Improving outcomes of coral reef restoration through in situ larval rearing, settlement, and juvenile grow-out 

Our project in St. Croix seeks to create and test a simple in-water system to incubate baby coral, beginning at the larval stage through to a juvenile size that can produce higher survival results when planted onto reefs. This effort is in collaboration with a local eco-resort with a key parallel objective to the research and development of training and building capacity in the community for coral restoration.

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Sound Map of Butler Bay Nature Preserve

We have been recording the underwater sounds of the coral reef in Butler Bay, St. Croix since March 2022 to monitor the patterns in biological and anthropogenic sound sources. In Fall 2022, we expanded our ecoacoustic monitoring to include audio samples of the terrestrial wildlife and soundscapes found around Butler Bay. We are working to create an immersive audio-visual map to explore the diversity of sounds around the small nature preserve.  


Projects in Development

Our team is busy developing new proposals and collaborations around the world. Current pilot projects and proposals include:

  • "Interviews with Fish" - documenting acoustic behaviour of fish and invertebrates using closed circuit rebreather diving and autonomous audio-video arrays

  • Integrating ecoacoustics and eDNA to monitor reefs in East Africa

  • Soundscapes of kelp forests in South Africa

  • Growing our global soundscape library and examining snapping shrimp acoustic patterns around the world

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