Visitors to Dundee Science Centre will be able to create their own whale song thanks to St Andrews boffins.
A free exhibition launching at the centre on Saturday will feature an interactive exhibit allowing members of the public to understand and recreate one of the most captivating displays in the animal kingdom, the song of the humpback whale.
Sea Symphonies: Whale songs of the South Pacific features technology including a floor piano to help people create their own unique whale song.
The exhibition has been created by Dr Ellen Garland and Dr Luke Rendell from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at St Andrews University.
It seeks to update the relationship between Dundee and whales, a city once heavily dependent on whale oil for its jute industry.
When a humpback whale swam up the Tay in 1883, it was harpooned by local whalers ashore during their winter break.
The skeleton of the “Tay Whale” is now on display at The McManus gallery in Dundee.
Organisers of the exhibit have also worked with Biome Collective, a collaborative group of game developers in Dundee, to develop a fun video game based on whale songs, where visitors can try to keep up with a singing whale and also introduce their own versions of the songs.
The research team will also hold a series of workshops with local primary schools throughout the exhibition.