As a bit of an audiophile and recording geek, as well as the owner of a Company specializing in cleaner water, I find this to be share-worthy and fascinating. 'Acoustic data' is the scientific term, apparently, for strange ambient sounds from natural habitats. I must take that to heart for my next album.
Since I was a kid, discovering the contents of space probe Voyager’s golden record (another fascinating link worth exploring) on a PBS program, I’ve been fascinated with the sounds whales make. When I discovered how far their songs can travel in the ocean (halfway across the world), this inspired me to consider the evolutionary merits of our artificial World Wide Web. Unlike humans, these sea mammals do not require silicon-based hardware and endless miles of fiber optics to transmit data to their kin. They simply open their voices up and stream it across the globe. Imagine that.
Lastly, I send you off with another link recommendation. Whale Songs, from Right Whales to Finbacks to Orcas and more. These alien sounds are not simply fodder for the latest new age album, but real, complex, global communication happening without wires or fiber. Something to ponder.
Cheers! (or should that be... “Groooooooaaaaannn...&rdquo