Ocean Sounds is a private organization that is dedicated to the research of marine animals, public education, and conservation of the marine environment.
Ocean Sounds has its base in Henningsvaer, a small fishing village on the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway.
The idea of Ocean Sounds began to be realized in August 2005 by founder and biologist Heike Vester with the purpose of combining research with education and art.
In Northern Norway high within the Arctic Circle, picturesque Henningsvaer clings to a group of islands in the spectacular Lofoten region. Henningsvaer is a small but active community with its history deep in the traditions of cod fishing, carried through to the present. The community understands the need to nurture the environment that provides the annual fishing catch that can be seen drying on the exposed wooden racks in winter, as they have done for millennia.
1. Ocean Sounds Research focuses on the biology and vocal communication of killer whales, long-finned pilot whales and other whales and dolphins found in the waters off Lofoten Islands. This research builds a foundation for an understanding and protection of this unique marine ecosystem.
2. Educational Programs and art projects (events) will be used to make research results more accessible to the public, and to educate people about marine animals and their fragile environment.
These include: University and School Projects, Lectures, Courses, Bachelor and Master projects.
We cooperate with the University of Nordland in Bodø in Norway and the University in Goettingen in Germany.
Whale lectures & slide shows for the public are available as well.
“Ocean Sounds promotes continuous awareness, understanding, and commitment, to build a bridge between nature and people”
We need your support!
To maintain independence, Ocean Sounds bases most of its research on the support of private donations.
Please visit our donation page for details.
Or purchase our CD:
The Ocean Sounds CD contains unchanged sounds/”words” of Dolphins, Killer whales, Pilot whales, Sperm whales, Seals and Fish. It is a compilation of the best recordings of 6 years research. Gruenrekorder.de .
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