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Bloop March 26, 2016

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Here’s an intriguing one, signals that may have extraterrestrial origins are well known – and conspicuous for the most part by the absence. But what about underwater sounds. Take for example this one:

Bloop was an ultra-low-frequency and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997.[1] The sound is consistent with the noises generated by icequakes in large icebergs, or large icebergs scraping the ocean floor, then by 2002 was believed to also be consistent with large marine animals.[2]

How large? It doesn’t say. One person who assessed it suggested that:

Fox’s hunch is that the sound nicknamed Bloop is the most likely to come from some sort of animal, because its signature is a rapid variation in frequency similar to that of sounds known to be made by marine beasts. There’s one crucial difference, however: in 1997 Bloop was detected by sensors up to 4800 kilometres (2982.582 miles) apart. That means it must be far louder than any whale noise, or any other animal noise for that matter. Is it even remotely possible that some creature bigger than any whale is lurking in the ocean depths? Or, perhaps more likely, something that is much more efficient at making sound?

But more prosaically:

NOAA believes it has solved the mystery and now thinks the noise was ice-related.

Bah. No Godzilla so.

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