Signature Sounds – 5

Signature Sounds – 5
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Ambiance: Elephant seals ElSeal_SF7B_01, Shishi Odoshi ShiShi.wav, Arctic Ice Arctic Ice.wav

This month we’ve been listening to signature sounds sounds that are unique to a particular place. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Ano Nuevo, on the California coastline, is one of the few places in the world where you can hear the distinctive sound of elephant seals.

Here’s a signature sound from a traditional Japanese garden. It’s called a shi-shi odoshi, or deer chaser. It resembles a small see-saw that fills with water and then empties and falls, making a sound designed to keep deer out of the garden.

In the Arctic, when two sheets of ice rub together, they produce this remarkable sound.

We’d like to know if there are any signature sounds where you live, man-made or natural. Or perhaps you’ve heard a unique sound in your travels. Visit our website, pulseplanet.com and check out This Month’s Feature Story for instructions on how to send us or describe your signature sounds. We plan to select a few of them to air on a future Pulse of the Planet program. If yours is selected, we’ll send you a copy of our Pulse of the Planet CD, which includes over thirty extraordinary sounds. The deadline to send in sounds is March 31st. Go to Pulseplanet.com and click on this Month’s Feature Story.

Pulse of the Planet is presented by the National Science Foundation. I’m Jim Metzner.

Signature Sounds - 5

Signature Sound: Even in the barren arctic, there are unmistakable sounds you won't hear anywhere else.
Air Date:03/23/2012
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Signature Sounds - 5
Music
Ambiance: Elephant seals ElSeal_SF7B_01, Shishi Odoshi ShiShi.wav, Arctic Ice Arctic Ice.wav

This month we've been listening to signature sounds sounds that are unique to a particular place. I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Ano Nuevo, on the California coastline, is one of the few places in the world where you can hear the distinctive sound of elephant seals.

Here's a signature sound from a traditional Japanese garden. It's called a shi-shi odoshi, or deer chaser. It resembles a small see-saw that fills with water and then empties and falls, making a sound designed to keep deer out of the garden.

In the Arctic, when two sheets of ice rub together, they produce this remarkable sound.

We'd like to know if there are any signature sounds where you live, man-made or natural. Or perhaps you've heard a unique sound in your travels. Visit our website, pulseplanet.com and check out This Month's Feature Story for instructions on how to send us or describe your signature sounds. We plan to select a few of them to air on a future Pulse of the Planet program. If yours is selected, we'll send you a copy of our Pulse of the Planet CD, which includes over thirty extraordinary sounds. The deadline to send in sounds is March 31st. Go to Pulseplanet.com and click on this Month's Feature Story.

Pulse of the Planet is presented by the National Science Foundation. I'm Jim Metzner.