Monday, September 3, 2012

The bioacoustics of species decline

It's Labor Day here in the States, so we thought we'd lazily offer you a post that isn't us complaining about any papers or disparaging any study results.  Instead, we're linking to a story in The Guardian about the bioacoustics of species decline.  Here are links to audio examples of before and after sounds in various habits.  Before logging, and afterbefore reef damage, and after.  Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause has been recording ecosystems for decades, and his recordings starkly document in a way that the printed word just can't accomplish the disappearance of numerous species as humans encroach on their habitat.

"The sixth extinction," as The Guardian headlines their story.

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