Radio Schedule Explore Infinite Mixtapes Recently Added NTS Picks Residents Guests Series Events Video News Shop Work In Progress About Newsletter Careers Chat

British Library Sound Archive - Underwater Field Recordings

London, 26.10.17

Selection and mix by Cheryl Tipp. One hour of continuous underwater field recordings, from a Humpback Whale singing in the Caribbean Sea to the metallic creaks of a Victorian pier. Many thanks go to all the recordists who gave permission for their recordings to be shared.

You can check out a full detailed breakdown of the tracklist here.


  • Cromer Pier Underwater
    Recorded In Norfolk , England On 13 March 2012 By Peter Toll
  • Bottlenose Dolphin Echolocation & Various Call Types
    Recorded In Milford Sound, New Zealand On 15 August 2001 By Oliver Boisseau
  • Harp Seals Calling Under The Ice
    Recorded In The Gulf Of St Lawrence, Canada In 1997 By The International Fund For Animal Welfare
  • Excerpt From Touch Radio 53: The Lough’s Breath
    Recorded And Produced By Tom Lawrence
  • Pond Life
    Recorded In Llandrindod Wells, Wales On 30 September 2011 By Peter Toll
  • Gentle Waves From Underwater
    Recorded On The Isle Of Wight , England On 29 August 2013 By Richard Beard
  • Sperm Whale Clicks And Codas
    Recorded Near The Azores In The North Atlantic Ocean On 23 August 1993 By John B Cunningham
  • Common Frog Tadpole Feeding Sounds
    Recorded In Tyne And Wear, England On 9 June 2013 By Simon Elliott
  • Male Haddock Spawning Sounds
    Recorded At The Marine Laboratory Aberdeen, Scotland During April 1967 By Anthony D. Hawkins
  • Pilot Whale Clicks And Calls
    Recorded Near The Azores In The North Atlantic Ocean On 7 September 1990 By The International Fund For Animal Welfare
  • Exmouth Marina Underwater
    Recorded In Devon, England On 25 May 2011 By Peter Toll
  • Humpback Whale Song
    Recorded In The Caribbean Sea On 25 March 2000 By The International Fund For Animal Welfare
  • Nocturnal Crustaceans Under Pier
    Recorded In Tasmania, Australia On 8 March 2011 By Slavek Kwi
Live now

Live on 1


Live on 2


Live on 1

Live on 2