The study of whale sounds and acoustic oceanography is of great interest for many marine researchers. Dr. Roger S. Payne started this when he first proposed that Hunchback whales sings. Many researchers are continuing their research to explain such phenomena. Thousand of data has been collected by various institutions and researches to study the nature of whale sounds as well as ocean sounds. They studied sound propagation and acoustic tomography to gather such data. They found out there are several important parts that needed to be studied. The three most important components that create ocean acoustics are amplitude, wavelength, and frequency.
II. This section will tackle on how Dr. Roger S. Payne discovered the whale sounds and his studies about it.
A. I will discuss here how Dr. Roger S. Payne formulate and present his first proposal.
B. This will enumerate Dr. Roger S. Payne’s works in regards with ocean acoustics.
III. In this section I will explain fundamental concepts in the study of whale songs and ocean acoustics.
A. In this part, I will discuss the concept of amplitude.
1. Here, I will tackle the ways on how to measure sound amplitude.
2. In this part, I will explain why this concept is important in the study.
B. I will explain the technicalities of the wavelength concept.
1. I will present the ways of how to measure it.
2. In this section, you will see the explanation why this concept is related to the topic.
C. I will tackle the concept of sound frequency.
1. I will tackle the measurements of sound frequency.
2. Here, I will explain why sound frequency is important in the paper.
IV. Here I will summarize the information about whales and their activity and way of communication.
A. In this part, I will discuss whales and its sub-species common activities which researchers have found out.
B. In this section, I will present what researchers found out on how whales communicate.
C. Here, I will discuss the reason why whales communicate using sounds.
D. I will discuss here, Dr. Roger Payne and other researchers’ results on how and why whales sing.
V. In this section, I will summarize data from studies, symposium and conferences on whales’ sounds and ocean acoustics.
A. This is where I will discuss the concept of acoustic tomography presented by researchers.
1. In here, I will discuss how acoustic tomography is done.
2. I will tackle here the contributions of acoustic tomography in the study of whale sounds and acoustic oceanography.
B. Here, I will discuss the studies on sound propagation from whales and its sub-species.
1. I will explain the factors that affect the sound propagation.
2. Here, I will discuss the contributions of the study of sound propagation in the oceans to the study of the acoustic oceanography and whale sounds.
The importance of amplitude, wavelength and frequency in the study of oceanic sounds had become evident as it leads to a better understanding on how sound propagates. Additionally, these three components led to the determination of the factors which affects oceanic sounds. After studying sound propagation and acoustic tomography, we have now a better understanding of what whales and other marine species do to communicate.