[Net-Gold] Sounds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska

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[Net-Gold] Sounds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska

David P. Dillard
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Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 14:25:02 -0400 (EDT)
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Sounds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska



Arctic Collection

In early June of 2006, three teams of
recording engineers traveled to the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to
systematically capture the sounds of this
remote and wild region. From the period of
June 2-11, audio recordings were made at
three locations representing different biomes:
Timber Lake (boreal/taiga/tundra), Sunset Pass
(foothills/tundra) and Beaufort Lagoon (coastal
plain located within Refuge Area 1002, a site of
proposed oil and gas exploration). These
recordings can be heard here as part of the
Arctic Soundscape Project. Arctic recording team
member Dr. Bernie Krause writes: "From the audio
data we will be able to extract and analyze


(l) organism presence and density,


(2) acoustic characteristics ofthe habitats and
landscapes


(3) provide a baseline collection against which to
measure future impact of human noise, climate, and
habitat changes within those sites, and


(4) provide audio data for a wide range of
applications for science, education, the arts, and
conservation advocacy."



Search recordings from the collection or listen to
selected highlights on this page. Special thanks to
Dr. Bernie Krause, Martyn Stewart and Dr. Kevin Colver
for the use of their Arctic recordings.


<http://westernsoundscape.org/arctic/>



Support for the Arctic Soundscape Project was provided
by the Animal Welfare Institute, Calgary Zoo, Harvard
University, Google (Firm), Johnson Outdoor Industries,
Madrone Audubon Society, Maine Community Foundation,
Patagonia, Inc., SanDisk, SkyWalker Sound, individual
residents of the Sonoma County community, Stanford
University, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott
Library, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service