Month: January 2013

What can animals hear?

While catastrophic whale strandings first brought the public’s attention to the ocean noise impacts, a greater noise concern is the impact of the ever increasing “acoustic smog” from human noise sources. This problem is called “masking” – what happens when…

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Ice Seal Vocalizations

The vocalizations of “ice seals”, a bearded seal in this case, use complex tones and wide ranges of frequencies.  Yet some of the simpler sounds created by ships passing through their environment may have the effect of masking their communications…

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Looking across the time horizon

It has been a quite few weeks since we’ve put out a bioacoustics newsletter. Like most public benefit organizations we end up taking a lot of time in fundraising during the end of the year. (Thank-you to all of our…

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Eerie Arctic Recordings

We are honored to have live sound recordings of the Arctic provided by Chris Clark through Cornell’s Macaulay Library. We’ve been listening to these eerie recordings for weeks as they’re being processed. Once they’re all up we’ll invite you in…

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