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Heike Vester

Heike Vester is a biologist specialising in the social behaviours and bio-acoustics of marine animals. In 1998 she relocated from Berlin to Northern Norway where she studied Biology and Physiology at the Arctic University of Tromsø and worked as a seasonal whale watching guide. She has previously lived in Henningsvær, Lofoten and in 2005 she founded Ocean Sounds, a platform dedicated to ongoing Research and Conservation of Whales and Dolphins and their marine ecosystems. Vester’s main interest is to preserve life on this planet by trying to minimise the impact of harmful human activities.

Marine Mammals and Fish of Lofoten and Vesterålen [excerpts], 2009
Recorded using hydrophones in the waters around Lofoten, the selected excerpts from biologist and founder of Ocean Sound, Heike Vester’s 2009 release give the listener the chance to hear the songs and chatter from several of the aquatic residents and visitors to these islands.

Heike Vester contributed with these field recordings within the ( ) – space.