About Us

Who we are

Cetacean Communication Research is a non-profit collaboration of scientists and conservationists working to understand cetacean communication, investigate how human activities such as shipping or marine development influences cetaceans, and improve tools and techniques for monitoring and managing cetaceans.

Frants Jensen Portrait
Frants H. Jensen

Aarhus University

Dr. Jensen is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University and holds guest appointments at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Syracuse University

Peter L. Tyack

St. Andrews University

Dr. Tyack is Professor of Marine Mammal Biology at the University of St. Andrews (UK) and an Emeritus Research Scholar at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Portrait of Laela Sayigh
Laela S. Sayigh


Dr. Sayigh is a Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and an Associate Professor of Animal Behavior at Hampshire College.

Vincent Janik

St. Andrews University

Dr. Janik is a Professor in the School of Biology and the Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews (UK)

Alex Bocconcelli


Alex Bocconcelli is a Senior Research Specialist in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)