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Unbelievable: the mysterious noise from the Caribbean sea may be heard from space

Do you like the sound of the ocean? It's considered one of the most pleasant and relaxing melodies on Earth. It has been recently found out that the magical sounds of the Caribbean may reach... space!


Actually, these very sounds are far from the ones able to please our ears: they are too low to be heard by humans. Anyway, these mysterious melodies somehow disrupt the gravity field of our planet, that's why they may be detected in space.

What these sounds actually are? It is a result of a unique combination of water movements, which is possible due to the special underwater environment of the Caribbean. Put simply, the structure of the Caribbean basin resembles an enormous and extremely powerful whistle. This natural phenomenon is known as oceanic Rossby Waves.

The discovery is going to be helpful for meteorology, as the study of the waves may be used in predicting floods and monitoring the Caribbean climate.

For this video the sound has been pitched up several octaves so humans can hear it. Put on your headphones and listen to this mysterious noise!

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What do you think of it? It is hard to believe in such things, isn't it? Share your feelings and thoughts with us in the comments below!

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36 Comments
Ray Kahler
So that's what you hear when you put the earth up to your ear...
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Jun 26, 2016 10:06PM
deborahpmercer
Fact can, indeed, be stranger than fiction.
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Sep 30, 2020 2:59AM
John Mullin
In space no one can hear you cry
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Sep 16, 2020 5:10PM
Adriana Baggio
very cool
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Feb 23, 2018 5:48PM
Cathie Roth Lonnquist
More information, please. A less than 2 second recording didn't provide enough for me to come to any conclusions. I will say that hearing even 2 seconds from a recording in space is quite remarkable. If this recording is several octaves higher than the original sound, it is amazing that the original "sound" was even recognized.
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Feb 22, 2018 8:41PM
Vasanti Bhakta
👍
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Feb 21, 2018 4:24PM
Ross Stocks
James Poli, thanks. But if I'm gonna have to wait 6 1/2 months for reactions to my zingers, I probably should stick to my day job.
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Jan 7, 2017 8:39PM
Ross Stocks
Mark Snyder, I guess we could redefine sound. Is that thinking-outside-the-box enough for you?
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Jan 7, 2017 8:34PM
James Poli
James Poli
Ross Stocks ZING!!!!! Nice
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Jan 7, 2017 7:56PM
mkrash
Nice
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Oct 4, 2016 9:33AM
Jay Sheppard
Jay Sheppard
How would these tiny modulations of gravity (if, in fact, this proposed modulation even occurs as described here) be detected or measured?
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Jul 14, 2016 1:01PM
Jay Sheppard
Jay Sheppard
I think the point here is that these sounds "somehow disrupt the gravity field of our planet". I'm just not sure what "somehow" means or how these "disruptions" would even be measured.
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Jul 14, 2016 12:57PM
Cindy Kellogg
Cindy Kellogg
Sounds more like a muffled rumble than avwhistle
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Jun 29, 2016 4:26AM
Mark Snyder
Mark Snyder
Ross Stocks , you need to think outside the box.
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Jun 28, 2016 1:20AM
Viktor Geniusindiapers
For you, science majors, the medium for this type of sound is not modulation of air or water, but modulation of gravity.
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Jun 27, 2016 6:56AM
Sandy Coatney
3 SECONDS? why bother with 3 lousy seconds?!
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Jun 27, 2016 6:22AM

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