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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Soundscape: Instruments made from ice

Ice Instruments "Tim Linhart was an ice sculptor in Colorado. One day he carved an upright string bass from ice and was astonished at the beautiful sound it made. Now he is the founder of Ice Music..." Source: YouTube

Monday, December 19, 2016

Exhibition: The Great Animal Orchestra,

Exhibition: The Great Animal Orchestra (6:31) From July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is pleased to present The Great Animal Orchestra, inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician, Bernie Krause. The exhibition brings together the work of artists from all over the world and invites the public to enjoy an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on the animal kingdom, which is increasingly under threat in today’s modern world.

Read related article about the exhibition.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lecture: Soundscape the new frontier

Soundscape Ecology: the new Frontier (43:17). Almo Farina presents a lecture on soundscape ecology as a promising discipline that will aid in understanding global threats of biodiversity loss and growing pressures under scenarios of the climate change. Dr. Farina is author of Soundscape Ecology: Principles, Patterns, Methods and Applications (Springer) Source: YouTube

Friday, November 25, 2016

Educational: Whale sound making

Why Do Whales Sing (5:12) “Communicating underwater is challenging. Light and odors don’t travel well, but sound moves about four times faster in water than in air — which means marine mammals often use sounds to communicate. The most famous of these underwater vocalizations is undoubtedly the whale song. Stephanie Sardelis decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.” TED ED lesson plan available.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Educational: Ecological Risk Assessment Process

The Ecological Risk Assessment Process (7:43) This video is an introduction to determining mitigation and monitoring through the ecological risk assessment process. Supplemental educational resources included. Source: Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project ( 

Educational: Hearing and Marine Fishes

Marine Fishes and Hearing (4:29) Video and educational materials related to the physiology of hearing in marine fishes. Source: Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project ( 

Educational: Hearing by Marine Mammals

Marine Mammal Hearing Video (5:11) An introduction to marine mammal hearing. This video includes extensive educational materials about underwater hearing. Source: Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project (

Educational: Science of Sound

What is Sound? (5:15). This video is an introduction to the science of sound and explores the following concepts:

• Sound is created by a vibrating object.
• Sound travels as a wave through a medium.
• A sound wave is an example of a compressional or longitudinal wave.
• The particles in a longitudinal wave move parallel to the direction in which the wave is traveling.
• A sound wave alternately compresses (areas of high pressure) and expands (areas of low pressure) whatever medium it is traveling through.

Source: Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project (