Listening with fresh ears to nature

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Heard On The Morning Show
A green sea turtle swimming in the ocean
A green sea turtle swimming near Hawaii. Turtles are one of several life forms that scientists are now discovering communicate with sounds and respond to sounds around them. (Claire Fackler/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Humans have long thought we are unique in our ability to communicate with sound. Thanks to digital recording technology, scientists are now beginning to grasp the ways that animals use sound and how even some plants respond to noises. We talk with the author of a book about the sounds of life.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Karen Bakker Guest

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