Picking up from Part 2 (because I forgot to paste in the text for the whole story)..
The monitoring float heard very clear signals from two of the three sound sources, and a hint of the third one too. The latter sound source is rather far away from where the floats were deployed, and on the other side of the mid-Atlantic ridge (an underwater mountain chain), so there are some reasons why it might not come in as strongly as the other two. Later in the cruise, we will be deploying more monitoring floats nearer to this far-away source so we will have another chance to listen for it. Oddly, the monitoring float heard a fourth “mystery source” very clearly. We have only deployed three, so we are scratching our heads about where this mystery signal is coming from. We have an idea that it might be an old sound source left over from a previous float study we did east of Newfoundland, which is not that far from where the monitoring floats were released. We are digging through some old reports to see if we can solve this mystery. Stand by for more.