Digital Bioacoustics Now Assist Scientists Hear Nature’s Hidden Sounds

Digital bioacoustics is now assisting scientists. These tiny recorders allow various experts to hear hidden sounds in nature. 

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Natural sounds are essential in various studies focusing on nature. 

Some of these noises even helped researchers discover new species of animals. 

But, there are some nature sounds that can’t be heard by the human ears alone. This is why scientists are using digital bioacoustics. 

Digital Bioacoustics Now Assist Scientists

According to The Guardian’s latest report, digital bioacoustics are tiny portable digital recorders. 

Digital Bioacoustics Now Assist Scientists Hear Nature's Hidden Sounds

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They work similarly to the miniature speakers that are integrated into smartphones. Scientists are using them to document the importance of sound to life on Earth. 

These digital bioacoustics are efficient enough to record sounds below the human hearing range. 

They can do this since they function as planetary-scale hearing aid. Digital bioacoustics also relies on artificial intelligence, enabling experts to decode the recorded complex sounds of nature.  

Princeton University said these tiny recorders are being installed in various parts of the globe, such as the Arctic and Amazon. 

Discovering Hidden Sounds 

Scientists said that many species that were actually thought to be silent make numerous sounds. 

This was seen in the study at Brazil’s Wildlife Conservation Society. 

Involved experts discovered that Amazonian sea turtles could make over 200 different noises. 

Even their hatchlings can make sounds while inside their eggs. 

The noises they make are not just random. These sounds allow baby Amazonian sea turtles to coordinate with one another. 

You can click here to learn more about how experts are discovering nature’s hearing sounds.

Aside from the hidden natural sounds, scientists are also discovering other astounding things across the world. 

Recently, archeologists found signs of ancient human civilization in the depths of Lake Constance. 

Hundreds of mummies were also unearthed on the pyramid of a mysterious queen in Egypt. 

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