I can tell you, from personal experience (Hydrophones), that "The Bloop" sounds a *lot* (depending upon extraneous noise) like either a
feedball/shoal of herring/mackerel/whatever they're called these days or - and this is what I heard when there were no shoals of any fish (N
Atlantic) a larger sea mammal that just refuses to talk and just swim.
My personal interpretation is that it is a large area of freshwater and not a biological organism at all.
The Bloop remains a myth and no-one will be able to explain it unless they drag the area.
Last time a "Bloop" was dragged (Japanese, off coast of some Japanese Island, W. Pacific region), apparently they pulled up the rotting remains of
However, as legends like this always go, it was "quickly thrown back overboard because of the horrific smell".
To turn some of the top-sider fishing boat fella's stomachs, that thing must've really reeked...
Either that or it never happened. Wonder if there's anyone still alive who was there who could recount the tale. Working with second hand info. is
not so great, but does the trick.
Bloop for me == freshwater on hydrophones / magnetic anomaly on ping sensors (which aren't used on subs, guys - we use passive sonar and listeners
Either that or Bloop == Plesiosaur, or other extinct/undiscovered sea creature.
That would be nice.
But the seas, around the region in question here, are filled with pools of fresh water and they do have a distinct characteristic very similar to
"evidence" gathered by Bloop-hunters.
I was interviewed by one once and I think I almost made him cry.
Idk if the article was ever written/published. Perhaps I'll try the phone number I have and see if it's still active..?
Perhaps I'll just read some more of this place. [more likely]
Just to quickly add that the soundbyte you have is entirely different to what I've heard - that sounds to me to be more like a release of some
description, rather than an ingestion.
Is is most definitely not a polaris/vanguard/whatever the hell the other guys have sub.
My theory would be that it is a vent of some description - lending credence to the tectonic theory - that is cycling water, using geothermic to
desalinate and so create the sound of freshwater.
Perhaps, if I ever get to hear *this* bloop (which sounds highly edited imo - gain is way high leading to distort - look at sine) and were serving on
a sub that could to the bottom of the trench, I'd find out for sure
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