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PAG E .12 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 7, 2016 11 Do Ray Barrorl's you miss the 11 O'Clock News?? So do we!! Send Ray Barron some Get Well Wishes to help get him Back on his Beafl You can send cards and notes to" Barron, 43 Pleasant Street, Nahant, MA 01908 0 0 0 THOUGHTS BY DAN ABOUT THIS & THAT with Daniel A. DiCenso What the Bloop? "Just when you think there're sible that some creature bigger no mysteries left in this world, than any whale is lurking in we have a whole bucket of them the ocean depths? Or, perhaps on the screen here," said Dr. more likely, something that. is Christopher Fox of NOAA (North much more efficient at making Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-sound?" ministration). One of the myster- If it is an animal, Wolman ies Dr. Fox was referring to was says a likely culprit could be a the slow haunting sound which giant squid. He bases his theory would come to be known as on the fact that although no gi- Bloop." It was an ultra-low fre- ant squid has been seen alive, quency, yet powerful underwater the carcasses washed on shore sound recorded in 1997 in the as well as battle scars on whales South Pacific off the western tip lucky enough to have escaped of South America. The noise did encounters with them indicate seem to match the sound of ice they are monstrous beasts. quakes or large chunks of ice Still, Boston University profes- scraping the ocean floor, yet it sor Phil Lobel has doubts about also had a strange similarity to a giant squid being the source marine mammals such as fin of the noise. whales which migrate through "Cephalopods have no gas- the region. If that were the case, filled sac, so they have no way to however, it would have to come make that type of noise," Lobel from an animal larger than any said. "Though you can never currently known to science. A rule anything out completely, reporter named David WolmanI doubt it." said, "Bloop was detected by It was at around this time sensors up to 4,800 kilometers that Dr. Fox started revisiting apart. That means it must be far the ice theory, stating, "I think louder than any whale noise, or it may be related to ice calving. any other animal noise for that It always comes from the south. matter. Is it even remotely pos- We're suspecting that it's ice off J-Iappy Columbus ay DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 OFFICERS Frank Addivinola, President Salvatore Bramante, Vice President for Administration[ Treasurer Anna Rocca, Vice President of C~Itural Affairs AchiUe Chiuccariello, Vice President for Building & Grounds Kevin Gali6, Secretary EMERITI Lino Rullo, President Emeritus Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr., Chairman Emeritus Frank Ciano, Esq., Chairman Emeritus Hon. Joseph V. Ferrino, Counsel Emeritus the coast of Antarctica, in which case it's darn loud." By the end of 2012, NOAA officially concluded that the famous "Bloop" was actually ice breaking off a glacier. Seis- mologist Robert Dziak of Oregon State University was among the first to say so in an interview. "The frequency and time- duration characteristics of the Bloop signal are consistent, and essentially identical, to ice quake signals we have recorded off Antarctica," he said. "We began an acoustic survey of the Bransfield Strait and Drake Passage in 2005 which lasted until 2010. It was in analysis of this recent acoustic data that it became clear that the sounds of ice breaking up and cracking is a dominant source of natural sound in the south- ern ocean. Each year, there are tens of thousands of what we call 'ice quakes' created by the cracking and melting of sea ice and ice calving off glaciers into the ocean, and these signals are very similar in character to the Bloop. What has led to a lot of the misperception of the ani- mal origin sound of the Bloop is how the sound is played back. Typically, it is played at 16 times normal speed, which makes it sounds like an ani- mal vocalization of some sort. However, when the sound is played in real-time it has more of a 'quake' sound to it, similar to thunder." And so, another mystery is brought to light by science. But if there is one thing the story of The Bloop has shown, it is that the mysteries of our world continue to intrigue us and our planet never ceases to surprise us. f Boston Harborside Home ph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 www.bostonharborsidehome.com Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. 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