The primary research expertise for the lab lies in the area of marine bioacoustics. We develop and use new, non-lethal acoustic methods and technologies to promote a better understanding of highly exploited and endangered marine species. We are interested in noise and the effects anthropogenic noise has on marine life. We use acoustic tools to answer population-level questions relevant to the management of animal resources.

NOTE: Dr. Širović is now a faculty member at Texas A&M University Galveston. Find new lab page and info on current work here:

Sounds from the ocean

More ocean sounds…

We hope this has whet your appetite for ocean sounds.  For more sounds, as well as other marine bioacoustics related info, check out some of these websites:

Macaulay Library of Sound
Discovery of sounds in the sea
Voices in the Sea