Month: May 2013

The Measure of Things

Quite a few years back we committed to assemble a compendium of “auditory thresholds” or hearing sensitivities of fish and marine mammals. The objective was to plot data from each family – fish, pinnepeds, dolphins, and porpoises on their own respective…

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Arctic Soundscapes now on line!

After a pile of coding, and some deep generosity from World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Chris Clark’s lab at Cornell, and the Macaulay Library we are finally launching our Arctic Soundscapes feature on the “Don’t be a Buckethead” website. We launched…

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Homing pigeons “hear where they are”

It has been long known that homing pigeons and probably many other migratory birds can hear “infrasound” – sounds at frequencies below human ability to discriminate as pitch. Our pitch discrimination ends at around 20Hz, below which we perceive continuous…

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