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Sounds of the Ocean: The Science of Marine Life Communication

February 22, 2019
1 pm – 3 pm
FREE and open to the public, all ages


NB Science Café Kids ended February Vacation Week at the Museum by continuing to explore the oceans at this family-friendly event.

Kids and young scientists discovered how dolphins and fish communicate, learned how sound travels in the ocean, found out creative ways that scientists cut down on ocean noise pollution, and listened to the language of right whales.

diagram of whale and sound

Researchers and students from UMass Dartmouth (UMD) and the UMD School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and the Buzzards Bay Coalition helped visitors explore marine science.

Meet-A-Scientist stations provided hands-on activities.




Sponsored by New Bedford Science Café; New Bedford Parks, Recreation and Beaches; New Bedford Whaling Museum; SMAST; WHOI; and Buzzards Bay Coalition.