Bloop Bloop Bloop!

Aww, man …

The broad spectrum sounds recorded in the summer of 1997 are consistent with icequakes generated by large icebergs as they crack and fracture. NOAA hydrophones deployed in the Scotia Sea detected numerous icequakes with spectrograms very similar to “Bloop”. The icequakes were used to acoustically track iceberg A53a as it disintegrated near South Georgia Island in early 2008. Icequakes are of sufficient amplitude to be detected on multiple sensors at a range of over 5000 km. Based on the arrival azimuth, the iceberg(s) generating “Bloop” most likely were between Bransfield Straits and the Ross Sea, or possibly at Cape Adare, a well know source of cryogenic signals.

bloop sound162K wav file(The recorded signal has been sped up 16 times)

Hey, I might be a skeptic, but I wanted this to be something cooler than an iceberg.  Like one of these guys or something:

Nobody here but us bioluminescent elder races … carry on.

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