Oceans provide around 99% of the living space on the planet and are very important habitats for many animals. Because sound travels much faster in water it’s difficult to determine how close objects are by listening to them. These Minutes contain the sounds of the seas & oceans and the animals that live in, on and around them. If you listen carefully you may hear a wide variety of different sounds in each clip.

How does sound change in water? Why is this? How do animals communicate in water? What sounds do you associate with them doing this? Why can sound travel further in water than in air?