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Bonin Petrel Pterodroma hypoleuca
calls, recorded by David Mellor, 22 December 1997, Midway Atoll, Hawaiian Islands.
California Sealion Zalophus californianus
recorded by Richard Ranft, November 1984, London Zoo, England.
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
braying, recorded by Mark Dawson, August 1973, British Antarctic Territories, Antarctica.
Gannet Morus bassanus
colony, recorded by Laurence Shove, 18 May 1965, Grassholm, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus
knocking sounds recorded in captivity, recorded by A. D. Hawkins, 1968, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Harp Seal Pagophilus groenlandicus
recorded by Arturo Serrano, 7 March 2000, Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada.
Harp Seal Pagophilus groenlandicus
recorded by Jonathan Gordon, March 1988, Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada.
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
sounds of chick in egg before hatching, recorded by Richard Ranft, 21 May 1986, Skokholm Island, Dyfed, Wales.
John Dory Zeus faber
recorded with a hydrophone, recorded by A. D. Hawkins, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
calls, recorded by William Pedley, 26 July 1974, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
a pair calling, recorded by William Sinclair, 15 April 1991, Wester Ross, Scotland.
Rough sea with heavy surf on large sandy beach after storm
recorded by Paul Duck, 28 February 1996, Whitesand Bay, Cornwall, England.
Rough sea, waves rushing through a narrow gully
recorded by Paul Duck, 1 March 1996, Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England.
Sea Otter Enhydra lutris
recorded by A. Zimenko, 14 July 1983, Medny Island, Komandor Islands, Russian Federation.
Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
echolocation clicks, recorded by International Fund for Animal Welfare, 22 June 1994, Longitude 7 53' 57" E, Latitude 43 20' 28" N, Mediterranean Sea.
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