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The Loudest Underwater Sound Ever Recorded

  • Published on May 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
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    The ocean is wide, vast, and terrifying. But for the last 40 years, researchers around the world have been recording audio from hydrophones to try to understand it better. And we've learned a lot. But a surprising number of sounds have been recorded that defy explanation. Here are some of the most mysterious.
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    0:00 - Intro
    2:48 - Hydrophones
    4:01 - The Bloop
    5:17 - Bloop Theories
    7:50 - The Bloop Mystery Solved
    8:58 - Other Unexplained Sea Sounds
    13:54 - Sponsor - Henson Shaving
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  • Joe Scott
    Joe Scott  2 months ago +419

    Thought I would hop into the comments and say thanks to everyone for your patience as I've been slower on the uploads this month. And also (grab a kleenex), this is the last video that you will see with this background. I've got a whole new set that I've built and I've already got a couple videos shot with it that will start rolling out on April 3rd.
    So say goodbye to the IKEA shelf and get ready to say hello to... well, another IKEA shelf. 😄
    Can't wait for you to see it. Lots of cool stuff on the way. Love you guys.

    • AwkwardSquirrel
      AwkwardSquirrel 2 months ago +2

      Much love Joe! Thank you for keeping me sane, best of luck with the new Ikea shelf! Looking forward to getting to know it's acquaintance!

    • Aretoo(2)
      Aretoo(2) 2 months ago +2

      Lemme know if you're gonna sell any of the 'old stuff'...😉

    • Jason Colvin
      Jason Colvin 2 months ago +3

      We come for the knowledge and laughs, not the number of videos posted. But we stay for the A class quality!!

    • maddogmaurice
      maddogmaurice 2 months ago +3

      Please tell me the Tron disc will still be there!

      BILLY HENDRIX 2 months ago


  • Luke
    Luke 2 months ago +1069

    You know what’s even scarier than the strange noises? The SILENCE!!!!!

    • luv2 dancesalsa
      luv2 dancesalsa 2 months ago +45

      Woo woo WOW alert…
      Same thing I thought about when he mentioned the squids and octopuses don’t make sounds. Cuz… ya know… scary.

    • Luke
      Luke 2 months ago +19

      Scarier still is hearing an echo when shouting into the dark abyss... but it’s not quite your voice: You know what’s even scarier than the strange noises? The SILENCE!!!!!

    • ESL O.G.
      ESL O.G. 2 months ago +33

      Whenever I am snorkeling and its silence I just hear that Jaws theme song

    • José Acuña
      José Acuña 2 months ago +6

      Love that song, Manchester Orchestra is great!!

    • Thurein Tun
      Thurein Tun 2 months ago +2


  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 months ago +782

    Great video, great topic, and fun samples to listen to

  • RobotSpider
    RobotSpider 2 months ago +444

    Growing up on a lake in Northern Michigan, my first thought when I heard the bloop was "Sounds like ice cracking on the lake". When the ice is getting thicker (4"-6" of ice depth), the expansion of the ice causes huge cracks to relieve the stresses that build up. They have a weird organic sound to them. When the ice is thin,

    • Cuvtixo
      Cuvtixo 2 months ago +36

      You grew up on a lake? Mermaid? Or: I'm picturing a little crab typing away on a cell phone dropped from a boat...

    • Elio
      Elio 2 months ago +11

      Raft house

    • Rob McLaughlin
      Rob McLaughlin 2 months ago +14

      Oh man it's so freaking fun!! It sounds wild!! You almost have to be there to believe it

    • Dan Kelly
      Dan Kelly 2 months ago +16

      Awww the poor souls who have never experienced the outdoors other than taking out the garbage.

    • Dan Kelly
      Dan Kelly 2 months ago +6

      @Cuvtixo It's English dontcha know kinda weird.

  • D T
    D T 2 months ago +788

    I know you probably won't see this. But i'm currently 17, i've been watching you since i was 12, and you've helped me get through a lot of things. Whenever you don't post anything i actually watch a lot of your old or past videos, and i go to sleep while listening to your videos even though i've seen them a million times already. I just wanted to let you know that there are people out there who absolutely love you, and there are people who's lives have been influenced by you. I hope that one day i can meet you and let you know in person how much you have helped me

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +302

      That’s an incredibly nice thing to say, thank you. 🙂

    • Joe
      Joe 2 months ago +25

      Atta boy

    • (enter generic name here)
      (enter generic name here) 2 months ago +22

      Heck yea

    • Clueless
      Clueless 2 months ago +27

      100% Agreed. Joe is the man.

    • mm
      mm 2 months ago +11

      Great comment DT.

  • Xavier Gordillo
    Xavier Gordillo 2 months ago +80

    One day I was walking my dog next to a frozen lake... and suddenly a very deep, very loud sound "appears". I wouldn't say that I "hear" it... to be more exact... I would say that I "felt" it... I felt it inside me and everywhere. Of course that left me in shock... I had never heard anything like this in my life... and I have never heard it again. I am not able to express the depth of that sound. It was like being in a movie. I didn't imagine it because my dog listen it too.
    I'm not sure what I heard... but I think what happened is that the lake was thawing... and I think what produced the sound was the entire surface of the lake descending a few cm and reverberating like a gigantic drum. Nature is really amazing

    • eekee
      eekee 2 months ago +4

      I'd love to hear -- or feel -- something like that! :D

    • Second Life Travels
      Second Life Travels 2 months ago +1

      Sounds like some part of the ice cracked!

    • Audrey Muzingo
      Audrey Muzingo 2 months ago +4

      Or there was a sasquatch nearby (they use infrasound).
      Sorry, couldn't resist.
      Kinda sorry, kinda serious.

    • duc huynh vuong
      duc huynh vuong 2 months ago


    • Gareth Baus
      Gareth Baus Month ago

      Warmer fluids dissolve fewer gases, could have been a release of gas under the ice as the water warms. Definitely would need more information to know for certain.

  • Dan Ryan Carter
    Dan Ryan Carter 2 months ago +783

    Okay but the 'people living secretly in the attic' thing has happened and it's absolutely terrifying 🙅🏻

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +221

      Yeah there’s some videos out there of people catching those guys on security cameras. Freaky as hell.

    • Saber
      Saber 2 months ago +117

      @Joe Scott I'm in your attic

    • Mathieu Leader
      Mathieu Leader 2 months ago +38

      Hugo is fed a bucket of fisheads every weeks

    • Selfproclaimed Nobody
      Selfproclaimed Nobody 2 months ago +28

      The people under the stairs are more worser...

  • Tnd
    Tnd 2 months ago +361

    Who ever made the names for the sounds needs a award 🥇

  • RazorFiend
    RazorFiend 2 months ago +110

    I love that you used Neil Breen as the stranger in the attic. Finding him up there would be both terrifying and for some reason, unsurprising.

    • Douglas Boyle
      Douglas Boyle 2 months ago +16

      Exactly what I thought. That's a totally Neil Breen thing, he'd be up there with a bunch of satellite dishes and cans of tuna.

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +31

      He'd make too much noise breaking all those computers.

    • 81sorted
      81sorted 2 months ago +6


  • Mike Bauer
    Mike Bauer 2 months ago +104

    If you’ve ever been on a large frozen lake (or sea ice) you’ll know that shifting ice makes loud sounds something like huge metal wires twanging.

    • ᛋᛒᛖ‍ᚱᚫᛞᚻᛏ
      ᛋᛒᛖ‍ᚱᚫᛞᚻᛏ 2 months ago +7

      Yes and even booming sounds. I've heard some crazy sounds on Lake Michigan when ice fishing during a small thaw and even the large river that runs through our town makes very loud noises sometimes that I can hear from a half mile away and people have reported it to the police not knowing what it was. The river is very deep here and has very strong currents that are probably the cause.

    • Brian Forman
      Brian Forman 2 months ago +3

      I’ve heard that twanging sound

    • M Swords
      M Swords Month ago

      Not going to lie, I though you said
      "shi💩💩ing ice." I was so confused. I think I need a nap.

  • Jim Murphy
    Jim Murphy 2 months ago +90

    I love this channel. Always learn something new with these videos. Like the sounds scientists make when they’re surprised.

  • WhispyWoods.
    WhispyWoods. 2 months ago +16

    You can’t deny it’s bloopiness ❤️

  • Dufus Puncher
    Dufus Puncher 2 months ago +43

    A big ol thing in the ocean farted... Scientists baffled

  • Mike
    Mike 2 months ago +36

    The sounds that planets make are kind of terrifying. Maybe you can do a vid on that :)

    • BloodyNeptune
      BloodyNeptune 2 months ago +9

      Yeah, the first time I 'heard' Saturn I thought "huh, so that's where hell is"

    • Margaux F
      Margaux F 2 months ago +2

      I have never heard that and I'm 100% terrified 😳

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +9

      I feel like... I have?
      I think I covered that in an old, old vid. Might be a fun topic to resurrect.

    • Mike
      Mike 2 months ago +3

      @Joe Scott It probably came from my subconscious then. Been with you for a long time on this wild ride. Yes, a revisit for sure. That stuff is so creepy and cool.

  • Sword Monkey
    Sword Monkey 2 months ago +72

    When looking for a solution to mysterious underwater sounds, the best method is to use Occam's Razor; which in this case leads to the answer that it's an interdimensional city phasing back into our spacetime and the pressure of the displaced water causes the noise. 😛

    • Nitephall
      Nitephall 2 months ago +3

      Or maybe it's an underwater Wakanda. The shield failed and the ocean claimed the city.

    • Sword Monkey
      Sword Monkey 2 months ago +1

      @Nitephall It's a wild held fact that underwater Wakanda sounds more like a kazoo or slide whistle. 😛

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +6


    • Millie keller
      Millie keller Month ago

      Why not?

  • eva lansberry
    eva lansberry 2 months ago +2

    Hello Joe! I am really curious about the sounds of the ocean during the pandemic when all the shipping traffic was quiet. I tried to attempt to research this but hit a bunch of dead ends.

  • abbacchio
    abbacchio 2 months ago +23

    hi joe! thank you for always accompanying me through my sleepless nights :)

  • Marie H
    Marie H 2 months ago +7

    This video is fascinating; I thought that it was due to ice but the distance the sound traveled is remarkable!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous  2 months ago +48

    i love that after so long you still keep the cephalopod joke running

    • Megan Victoria Kearns
      Megan Victoria Kearns 2 months ago +3

      Definitely an awesome topic to reference as often as possible. They're some of the most incredible creatures out there.

    • Margaux F
      Margaux F 2 months ago +2

      I loved that video 😅

  • That1Jedi
    That1Jedi 2 months ago +7

    I'm learning so much from this channel and I'm not even done with high school yet. I've learned things that I haven't even heard from school books. Keep on teaching!

  • Dillon Rostorfer
    Dillon Rostorfer 2 months ago +24

    I found your channel a few weeks ago and I love it! Your ability to explain things in such an easy to understand and concise manner is amazing!

    • Megan Victoria Kearns
      Megan Victoria Kearns 2 months ago

      Welcome! I've been here about 3 months. I've watched about 70% or so of the older videos. Joe's a great communicator. Very funny too. You're going to learn a lot!

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +1

      Thanks! Glad you're here!

    • kindlin
      kindlin 2 months ago

      I may be closer to 3 years (probably longer?), but his humor hasn't changed while his videos have improved.

  • Brian Doolittle
    Brian Doolittle 2 months ago +5

    The lonely whale reminds me of Bruiser the Elk. On Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound in Washington State, theres a single Elk named Bruiser. Elk are not native to the island, so he's the only one on it. Hes been there about 10 years, after swimming across the Sound to the island. You can occasionally hear him bugling during mating season. People have reported him destroying their clotheslines.

  • izaac gavin
    izaac gavin 2 months ago +4

    I just wanted to let you know joe that your videos always lighten up my day💪🏼

  • Adriana Ad
    Adriana Ad 2 months ago +15

    The sounds on your video scared my dogs enough so I had to pause and take them outside to brush off the uneasiness. I thought this is scary stuff for humans only, but apparently we're not alone in this. Thank for the video, great work!

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +13

      Sometimes my dogs bark when I'm recording. Then later when I'm editing or playing it back, they'll hear themselves bark and get scared.

  • Simon Wilczynski
    Simon Wilczynski 2 months ago +42

    Sounds like an air bubble escaping the sea floor.

    • Cuvtixo
      Cuvtixo 2 months ago +7

      Could be methane, which would be pretty bad for global warming.

    • J C
      J C 2 months ago

      That's what I thought

    • Souchi Ito
      Souchi Ito 2 months ago +2

      Timestamp: 5:01

    • Tom D
      Tom D 2 months ago +1

      There were definitely some 'fart in a bath' sounds in this vid

    • Beatriz Zacharias
      Beatriz Zacharias 2 months ago

      Yep, gas scraping some seafloor seismic activity is my best guess

  • Devin O'Donnell
    Devin O'Donnell 2 months ago +22

    Once again, great video, great topic, and fun samples to listen to. :D

  • SooprTruffaut
    SooprTruffaut 2 months ago +18

    Very curious and interesting, as per usual!
    I have a question though: a lot of the sounds you mention were first recorded in 1997. Was that the year the array was built across the sea floor or was that just a particularly terrifying period for marine science?
    Keep up the good work!

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +5

      Hehe, I can't say for sure, but I assume there was some change in aggregation or recording around that time.

  • Adam Bier
    Adam Bier 2 months ago +9

    A glacier calving is still the most awesome sound I have ever experienced. The sound comes from everywhere.

  • David Jeffery
    David Jeffery 2 months ago +11

    Another quality video! Love your work :)

  • Nicholas Slavik
    Nicholas Slavik 2 months ago +13

    Anyone else really enjoying the background track Joe has during these vids? Just a really good vibing tune 😎

    • Patrick Grassey
      Patrick Grassey 2 months ago

      Found it distracting... it worked to make me rewatch, for sure.

    • Nicholas Slavik
      Nicholas Slavik 2 months ago

      @Patrick Grassey I'm enjoying it! I find myself bobbing along to it lol the old tune he had was still great, it kind of reminded me of the Metropolitan Zone from Sonic 2 haha

  • thatsnailguy
    thatsnailguy 2 months ago +14

    1997 seems like a good year for several hydrophonic mysteries. I wonder why that year seems like an outlier with it's number of unidentified recordings. Perhaps the bloop brought more attention to that year's recordings.

    • kstricl
      kstricl 2 months ago +5

      Looks like the initial deployment was may 1996. Likely they have had better success tracking and identifying sounds after due to calibration and better algorithms.

    • Dre locs
      Dre locs 2 months ago

      Or purposely hiding them don’t forget. 🤷🏽‍♂️

  • LM C
    LM C 2 months ago +5

    Legend goes that the sound is still going around the ocean to this day, being reverberated and echoed back and forth.

  • Rapid Drive
    Rapid Drive 2 months ago +3

    I know I've said this before, but some things bear repetition! Joe, you make me laugh out loud more often than just about anyone other than Dave Chappelle. I come for the knowledge, I stay for your humourous takes and delivery on this crazy world/universe. Genuine appreciation for your thoughtful insights delivered so lightly. THANK YOU! Right next to love, the world needs more laughter!

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +1

      Awe, that's awesome, thanks for saying that. :)

  • Hans Johannsen
    Hans Johannsen 2 months ago +1

    So cool. I have heard similar bloops on deep big ice. Fun to hear all this . Thanks for sharing

  • Jacob Darling
    Jacob Darling 2 months ago +9

    Thank you joe,I’ve greatly enjoyed your videos

  • Sam Calle
    Sam Calle 2 months ago +1

    I’m loving the new writing method, can see how it’s changed. Massive props I love these new videos

    • Sam Calle
      Sam Calle 2 months ago +1

      Progression of thought is such an important concept. The new writing gets it across really brilliantly

  • King of flames
    King of flames 2 months ago +9

    After listening to singing ice, I'm convinced this must have been one MASSIVE ice sheet cracking.

  • CaptainMisery86
    CaptainMisery86 2 months ago +20

    That bloop was the sound of a wormhole opening and closing real quick. An alien space craft was aiming for the upper atmosphere, but they fudged the coordinates and ended up warping in to the ocean.

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +10

      Poor, wet aliens.

    • Tristan Ritland
      Tristan Ritland Month ago

      Yet another alien invasion, thwarted by delta P

    • jookya2
      jookya2 Month ago

      they meant to go directly to the water. Why else would they come to such a wet planet?

  • Ferrius
    Ferrius 2 months ago +1

    Great video Joe, thank you so much!
    Though I'll have to add, the 'seamonster' that all sprung in to our collective young brains around the internet many years ago, was the original speed of the recording. The "Bloop" (if I recall correctly) is named after the sound you played back to us. However, that's sped up by 16 times. The original audio recording, that as a result is much slower and in a lower pitch - was TERRIFYING and sparked the imagination.
    Though, that could've just as easily been someone that slowed down the original for a much spookier effect, I admit. The truth is out there!

  • Captain_Fuzzieness
    Captain_Fuzzieness 2 months ago +1

    I don't mind conspiracies because they are fun sometimes, but only for mysterious stuff like this. I do love knowing the actual reason for a mystery happening though. Who knew ice could be so noisy?

  • Matt J. Dylan
    Matt J. Dylan 2 months ago +3

    People estimated that the bloop beast was supposed to be more than 250m big. Now imagine: a population of those, somehow not leaving any sign of their presence apart from that one sound that one time. And let's not start thinking about what does that even eat and all.
    Also, Scott, THANK YOU. The first time I heard the "loneliest whale story" I was almost 30, and CRIED MY EYES OUT FOR HALF AN HOUR and had my mood destroyed for days. Like, I feel like crying right now just remembering it.
    So, having now an explanation with a plausible happy ending for that whale feels like a huge gift.
    Funny enough, I was very sympathetic with its loneliness, but now my austic lonely butt are even more empathetic with that little "odd" dude than before, and I'm just glad that one of us managed to likely find their way to someone who accepts them even if they are a bit "different".
    So, thank you scott for reporting it and heal this "wound" I felt for years the little guy 😂

  • Rasmus B
    Rasmus B 2 months ago +1

    Hey Joe. Great video! Since you are at the ocean topics - you should make a video on the baltic sea anomaly!

  • Anton Nym
    Anton Nym 2 months ago +3

    This is a very entertaining and thoughtful video. Thank you! One helpful grammar tip: Use "farther" for distance, as in "Sound waves travel farther in water than they do in air." Use "further" for just about everything else. As in: "These night courses will further my criminology education." Or "The further I get into this story, the more confused I become." All good wishes.

  • Thomas Gabrielsen
    Thomas Gabrielsen 2 months ago +1

    "The Whistle" was me. I swam for the first time in the summer of 1997 which was a very cold summer. The water was cold and I howled while swimming towards shore as fast as I could. The low pitch is a result of the Doppler effect as I was moving lightning fast out of the water and away from any hydrophones. I'm not proud of it, but it's time I put an end to this 'myth'.

  • Kendel Vendettie
    Kendel Vendettie 2 months ago

    Hey Joe, I was wondering what an asteroid impact on the ocean would have sounded like to the hydrophones. Seems like a missed opportunity here but damned if I know whether or not we even have any recorded.

  • Laurie-Ann Curry
    Laurie-Ann Curry 2 months ago +2

    I’m not the least little bit ashamed at how excited I was to see a new vid! Love me my Joe.

  • Smooth Walrus
    Smooth Walrus 2 months ago +1

    Kinda makes sense if you think about the sound a golf ball makes when it bounces on a frozen lake. It's like a super pitched down version of that. So cool.

  • Balin_James
    Balin_James 2 months ago +9

    Fun fact! Julia has a chorus effect guitar pedal named after it, made by Walrus Audio! I have one and it very much captures the spirit of the Julia sound. It just a LITTLE different than other chorus effects

  • Geoff Strickler
    Geoff Strickler 2 months ago +9

    Should be able to triangulate it based on timestamps when it was recorded at each hydrophone. As long as you know the time and location of each hydrophone. Without knowing the exact geography and speed of sound in the various media, you might only locate it to a several kilometer area, but it’s possible.

    • Megan Victoria Kearns
      Megan Victoria Kearns 2 months ago +2

      Thought the same! No idea HOW to do it, but I did think "Can't they (blah blah math math...) and pin down the source location?"
      (Edit: I can't spell words well today, apparently)

    • Larry West
      Larry West 2 months ago +2

      Still tricky, though: lots of reflections (valleys, mountains) and changes in water temperature/density (= speed of sound) over long distances.

    • Geoff Strickler
      Geoff Strickler 2 months ago

      @Larry West Right, but you should still be able to localize it significantly, to an area probably less than 10km radius, perhaps much closer.

  • Wiggum
    Wiggum 2 months ago

    Anybody else notice how most of these sounds happened in the 90’s, right before human technology REALLY took off, and we haven’t really heard much like it since then?

  • Flyin43
    Flyin43 28 days ago

    I have something super similar to a Hensen razer. I loved the thing but one of the replacement blades was a little too big for the razer and I dropped it in just the wrong way to literally flay open a part of my finger. Still can't look at it without feeling sick unfortunatly, but it was a fantastic razer before that.

  • cipherbloom
    cipherbloom 2 months ago

    You've given me my second favourite word for the week: cryoseism (first being 'polychronicon'). Calling all narrative writers... ✍Thanks also for creating a beautiful new channel for us to enjoy--moving onto your Victorian cures video now.

  • - Nemesis -
    - Nemesis - 2 months ago +1

    I love ocean videos, some of my favorite behind weird historic videos

  • Vaaluin
    Vaaluin 2 months ago +25

    Life has been a bit rough for awhile now and having your weekly 15 minutes of chatting helps a ton. Seeing a new vid in my subscriptions today brought me so much comfort.

    • Monique Engleman
      Monique Engleman 2 months ago +2

      Hang in there. I promise Life is so worth it.

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +8

      Sorry you've had a rough time. Happens to all of us. And I'm glad my banter has helped - I hope you find a lot more things to give you joy.

  • Gt Bkts
    Gt Bkts 2 months ago +4

    Thanks for the awesome content and great videos!!!

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 2 months ago +48

    Thank God you posted, I was stuck watching old Joe Scott videos

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +19

      More stuff on the way. 😉

    • Chris Smith
      Chris Smith 2 months ago +4

      @Joe Scott till then I'll keep watching old videos 😂

    • dannytunz
      dannytunz 2 months ago +2

      ​@Joe Scott there is a massive Clip-Share audience for quality and thought provoking content on paleoanthrropology I would love to see you make some videos on the subject and see what your ideas about the new studies

    • Cuvtixo
      Cuvtixo 2 months ago +1

      IDK, do you have statistics on how large the audience is? Because, it sounds like wishful thinking to me. Can you list some recent discoveries?

    • dannytunz
      dannytunz 2 months ago +1

      @Cuvtixo the recent homo naledi papers may have completely upended decades of established thought on the subject... and essentially all of our models are pure conjecture so it's a ripe field for intrigue

  • Hach
    Hach 2 months ago +3

    I think the cephalopod script has been heralded like 6 times since that video came out and it never ceases to be funny

  • Vivienne Marsden
    Vivienne Marsden 2 months ago +1

    My ravourite documentaries have always been about the ocean.its amazing. I can't even swim but look at the beauty of the unknown .I love this channel and I only found it today 20 March 2023 and I am getting addicted to it. ❤

  • Quilt Blanketson
    Quilt Blanketson 2 months ago +2

    Cool story about the thumbnail, I actually met the artist that drew that picture when I was 12-13. We were in Anaheim CA for a goth culture event. I still have his business card in one of my old wallets, it has the same picture on it. Had I known he was a famous online artist I would’ve asked for an autograph 😂

  • SkyWatcher
    SkyWatcher 2 months ago +3

    Ok the children's book being written by Richard Moby and William Free is way more effort than was needed and I'm totally here for it.

  • .
    . 2 months ago

    Hey Joe, I was just wondering has google sent anything through the Wormhole they created yet? What is on the other side? Has Google made any attempts to map whats on the other side yet?

  • Walter
    Walter 2 months ago

    Thanks for an another interesting video Joe! So , one whale out there is a soprano. Nice to know. Also, if we ever go to Europa with a lander that will dig deeper than 10 cm , I hope they include a hydrophone.

    • Walter
      Walter 2 months ago

      And of course someone has already thought of that : lookup "Design of a hydrophone for an Ocean World lander".

  • Jordan Smith
    Jordan Smith 2 months ago +1

    A large number of permanent hydrophone arrays were installed by various nations during the cold war. There's likely always someone listening to loud noises.

  • John Opalko
    John Opalko 2 months ago +3

    Thank you for mentioning Cthulhu. As a lifelong fan of Lovecraft, Cthulhu has always been my tongue-in-cheek explanation for anything weird. Phnglui w'gah nagl fhtagn.

    • Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk
      Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk Month ago

      The Fungi from Yuggoth are my usual joke involving Pluto. Talk about the edge of the universe also reminds me of Yog-Sothoth.

  • eekee
    eekee 2 months ago

    I certainly can't deny its bloopiness... and yeah, imagination is tons of fun! :)
    Henson razors are proper tools. Can't say that for cartridge blades in my experience.

  • ALMIGHTYsmallest
    ALMIGHTYsmallest 2 months ago +5

    Ocean sounds are beyond terrifying 😳

  • Hubert cumberdale
    Hubert cumberdale 2 months ago

    Is it just me or have all these sounds been used in movies? They have a nostalgic vibe… like I know I’ve heard them but idk from where.

  • Gilbranton Grevable
    Gilbranton Grevable 2 months ago +2

    2:30 that story is worth telling.
    The team put out buoys with a motion activated camera and bait, one of the buoys disappeared. It was pulled under water, for 2 hours. Before it resurfaced the only evidence is a single photo and a tentacle.

  • Arnav●exe
    Arnav●exe 2 months ago +1

    it's quite scary that we have like 90% of living stuff undiscovered

  • Amanda B. Recondwith
    Amanda B. Recondwith 2 months ago

    Your segways from the program to the advertising is always a treat. I usually laugh my ass off! You're a hoot, Joe!

  • Michelle Thong
    Michelle Thong 2 months ago +2

    Love this video and the names of the sounds are FANTASTIC. I also love when two things I love cross paths (there is a BTS song called 52 Whalien - which is where I first learned about the 52 hertz whale) and seeing it here made it even cooler. Love your channel, as always, and yes... the oceans are terrifying.

  • Rob
    Rob 2 months ago +17

    I'm glad we know what the bloop is. I await the blarp.

    VIKANUCK 2 months ago

    Where I live in Canada, we usually get at the very least one or two good ice quakes every winter, and they always friggin happen right in the middle of the night when it’s typically at it’s coldest, at if you’re a night owl like me it’s not the worst thing, but you’ll definitely get scared, and your wife, girlfriend or pets will probably jump at least 6ft into the air, but if it happens when you’re asleep - you’re going to fly the hell awake. One time I literally got so scared that it woke me up and I just farted louder than ever, and my girlfriend at the time couldn’t stop laughing for like 3 weeks after lol.

  • Matthew Voth
    Matthew Voth 2 months ago

    never change. I always love your side comments, noises, and made up words.

  • Dane Orschlovsky
    Dane Orschlovsky 2 months ago +1

    The educational children's show Octonauts did a "Lonely Whale" episode where they encountered a whale with an unusual call. It turns out to just be genetics, the Octonauts fashioned a device that changes the whale's call to the frequency his friends understand, and he's no longer a lonely, odd whale. Well, besides the whole voice modulator thing.

  • Kris Faust
    Kris Faust 2 months ago +1

    The mystery of Bloop was resolved a few years ago, he even started making appearances on certain Clip-Share channel. We haven't seen him in a while though, he is believed to have been eaten by a shark.

  • Fawnda Burlingame
    Fawnda Burlingame 2 months ago +1

    Hi Joe!! 👋 Just wondering if you were able to make the documentary about the Baker Hotel. Would love to hear about it. Love your videos!! Thank you!!

  • Valiant Warrior
    Valiant Warrior 2 months ago +5

    It’s interesting that I have seen bird spectrograms with patterns very similar to some of these underwater sounds.

    • Megan Victoria Kearns
      Megan Victoria Kearns 2 months ago +2

      Everything's connected, man. Everything's connected...

    • Larry West
      Larry West 2 months ago

      So.... Undersea dinosaurs?

    • Valiant Warrior
      Valiant Warrior 2 months ago

      @Larry West Wellllll…technically, by scientific definition, the term “dinosaur” only applies to land reptiles during the Mesozoic Era. 🤓

    M0NTIK0RE 2 months ago +2

    When I learned submarine sonar could basically liquify your brain, I literally couldn't believe it, but it makes sense as I've learned more. Shits CRAZY.

  • Lord Helmet
    Lord Helmet Month ago

    I can vouch for Henson blades, they are good for sensitive skin. It’s not nearly as close of a shave as my Merker, but I never cut myself. If I’m in a hurry and I’m trying to shave outside of my schedule of shaving safely, this is my go to razor.

  • LisKira
    LisKira 2 months ago

    I'm really happy you mentioned the cthulu angle it's one of my favorite weird coincidences.😂

  • Hannah the Hun
    Hannah the Hun 2 months ago

    I caught a giant squid in the valley of 'The Hump' south of Marathon, Florida, in November of 1994. I was fishing at a depth of around 1,200', and was using an entire medium-sized bonito as bait. It pulled our 50's fisherman backwards at around 10 knots - with ease. It also had a horrible look in its eye - like, it was furious! We cut the line, but every time the captain grabbed the line the squid would start fighting again (we wanted to cut the line as close to the animal as possible, so it wouldn't have 30' of line hanging from it's beak). To me the beastie seemed to be very, very intelligent, and a fighter. The captain told me that when he was a commercial swordfish fisherman that at night the swordfish would come to the surface from the depths below in that area, and they'd hunt the giant squid - but he said you'd also see the giant squid grab the swordfish with their huge arms (each sucker is ringed by sharp teeth!), and pull them under!

  • Nolan Wilson
    Nolan Wilson Month ago

    Great video, but the Ad for Henson shaving made me try out the razor and it’s INSANELY AMAZING. So nicely made and such a great deal.

  • S. Munro
    S. Munro 2 months ago +3

    Joe is always interesting.

  • RTTR
    RTTR 2 months ago +1

    I am so happy you included 52 Blue. It's my favorite ocean mystery.

  • David Stinnett
    David Stinnett 2 months ago

    The “lonely whale” sounds like a calf that got depressed from its mother and was taken in by a pod of blue whales.
    It learned to communicate with its adoptive family and now has a unique vocalization pattern.
    To me, that it keeps vocalizing implies it is being heard. There could be a range of explanation for its patterns, and we need way more observation to understand why it may be doing something different.
    Maybe it is a hybrid and we can’t really tell because of morphological differences among individual species.
    Maybe it has a deformity of some kind.
    Or maybe the idea I mentioned above, that a whale of one species, through choice or necessity, developed a way of communicating with closely related species.
    Or some other thing.
    Nothing has ever implied, to me at least, that it is this lonely whale who yells into an abyss but gets no response.

  • Samuel J D
    Samuel J D 2 months ago

    I named my media company after 52 Blue. The concept of being able to understand everything being said to you without being understood is crazy to me.

  • 💀Fall
    💀Fall 2 months ago

    Dont be let down, its the discoveries we never see coming when we are looking for something else... that amazes me.

  • Kay In Maine
    Kay In Maine 2 months ago

    I've heard the sound of the frozen ground moving underground. It is a muffled sound but distinct.

  • Paul Haynes
    Paul Haynes 2 months ago +3

    Good to see you back, Joe. Mondays have been a bit odd recently...

    • Joe Scott
      Joe Scott  2 months ago +2

      Lots of big stuff coming in April. ;)

  • White Elemant
    White Elemant 2 months ago

    Ha! I recognized the sound! It's pretty much the same sound that can be heard on lakes during winter when the temperature is dropping. The ice is singing.

  • Jaymay
    Jaymay 2 months ago +1

    Ugh always makes me uneasy haha, I surf fairly often and have gotten comfortable with the tiny tiny section of ocean I swim around in and my kids but god damn the ocean is creepy

  • Ririsaur
    Ririsaur 2 months ago

    I was gonna ask why they were only considering bio sources, and not geo causes, i was thinking of some tectonic plates and lava coming out or smtg, glad to hear they figured it out logically

  • Andre Anastacio
    Andre Anastacio 2 months ago

    So, what I`m learning from this video is that alot of wierd unexplained sh*t went down in the pacific, in '97...
    Also, as someone who`s beaten the game subnautica twice, as well as it`s sequel, these noises are getting to me in ways I could never have anticipated

  • Elaine Rose
    Elaine Rose 2 months ago +1

    It seems interesting that so many of the weird sounds were from 1997. Anyone know of an explanation for so many of the occurrences he mentioned being from 1997??

  • John Yowan
    John Yowan 2 months ago +9

    The RadioLab episode "Red Herring" (FEB 19, 2021) has a really interesting underwater sound story involving an odd sound heard off the coast of Sweden during the cold war. It's both very educational and pretty funny. Worth giving it a listen if you get a chance.

    • zapfanzapfan
      zapfanzapfan 2 months ago

      Another Whiskey on the rocks? 🙂

    • Crackracket
      Crackracket 2 months ago

      It was fish fucking lol

    • Cuvtixo
      Cuvtixo 2 months ago

      It referenced a Ted talk, whose title is a spoiler so I won't mention it, but it was a classic Cold War submarine story.

  • cleftintwain
    cleftintwain 2 months ago +1

    Exactly when and where was this sound recorded? In June of '97 I went surfing near La Jolla, CA after consuming a breakfast burrito from a food truck. There was an incident. I think there's a real chance that the two events are related.

  • K U
    K U 2 months ago +1

    HA!!! That is at least TWICE Jason got you with that same bit!!!
    Also WELCOME BACK!!! Are the weekly uploads coming back soon??? Please you're easily the best part of my Mondays.

  • Eric Wiese
    Eric Wiese 2 months ago

    Great video Joe! Been with you since you were a wee channel, well done, Sir!

  • Gurpreet Dhillon
    Gurpreet Dhillon 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for posting, love and respect ❤❤