Tag: endangered animals

Salmon Swimming Sound for Those About to Slosh

November, 20 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

You’re familiar with the plight of the salmon: theirs is a life spent swimming upstream, in both fresh and salt water, plagued all the way by bears and fishermen’s nets. The Pacific salmon never repeats this cycle. It makes the round trip to the stream where it hatched, spawns the …

Bengal Tiger Roar Sound for Anyone Looking to Earn Their Stripes

October, 16 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Bengal tigers are the national animal of both Bangladesh and India. Their roar is among the mightiest of any big cat: it can be heard from a range of two miles. Bengals are the most common tiger and number about half of all wild tigers, though that’s not too many, …

Bornean Orangutan Kiss Squeak for Hopeless Romantics

October, 5 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

This kiss-squeak sound is a defensive mechanism orangutans developed to trick intruders or predators into thinking the individual is bigger than he or she really is. Not to suggest the Bornean Orangutan is a pushover, exactly—their strength is approximately seven times greater than the average human’s—but it is an endangered …

Starting Next Week, Sound of the Day Highlights Endangered Species Sound Effects

September, 27 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Recently, CNN published a profile of Bernie Krause, a musician-turned-sound-ecologist whose work in natural environments and ambiences totals some 44 years of  experience. In that time, the article goes on to say, Krause has recorded an estimated 15,000 creatures. But a more startling statistic comes from within that figure: 50% of those …