How far can Whales & Dolphins be heard? | WHALEZONE.TV S02 E07


Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV!

In this episode, our Marine Biologist Vanessa explains how far can cetaceans be heard.

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Vanessa Costa

About Vanessa Costa

Vanessa is Marine Biologist and Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Environmental Conservation at TERRA AZUL. She enjoys being out in the ocean with Wildlife accompanying visitors and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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