Help us understand what whales are saying!
What would it mean if we could understand what whales are saying? What would they say? What could we learn?
Project CETI is a collaborative, interdisciplinary, nonprofit interspecies communications project on a mission to find out.
In the late 1960s, scientists, including principal CETI advisor Dr. Roger Payne, discovered that whales sing to one another. His recordings, “Songs of the Humpback Whale”, sparked the “Save the Whales” movement, one of the most successful conservation initiatives in history. The campaign eventually led to the Marine Mammal Protection Act that marked the end of large-scale whaling and saved several whale populations from extinction.
All this by just hearing the sounds of whales. Imagine what would happen if we could understand them?
For the first time in history, advances in technology have made it possible to understand the communication of animals. We at CETI are unified by the shared goal of applying technology To amplify the magic of our natural world.
Our science team is made up of world’s leading artificial intelligence and natural language processing experts, cryptographers, linguists, marine biologists, roboticists and underwater acousticians from a network of universities and other partners. CETI’s research is taking place on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. A core part of CETI’s mission is for new research and knowledge about the sperm whales to bring more attention to the Dominican-led marine industry and support Dominica's conservation leadership in the Caribbean.
Join us and learn more at www.projectceti.org
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