We are launching the first #PASSDAY21!
You want to contribute to a collaborative project aiming towards a better understanding of pond soundscapes? On June 21st go to your local pond, get your hydrophone out and record the #freshwater #soundscape!
A wide variety of organisms produce sounds underwater in ponds, frogs, insects, fish and even plants! Most people have a pond near their homes, and yet we currently know very little about the sounds found in those environments and the factors influencing them.
- Who? You (basically anyone who owns a hydrophone!)
- What? Your hydrophone and recorder
- Where? Your local pond, anywhere in the world
- When? June 21st anytime of the day or night
- Why? To contribute to a cool collaborative project, to hear surprisingly diverse soundscapes, to express your love of ponds, to listen to something different on worldmusicday…
To participate, four simple steps:
- go out to a pond
- record 10 microhabitats for one minute each
- take note of metadata using the field data form: https://zenodo.org/record/3954853/files/SI2_PASS_surveyor_yyyymmdd_hhmmss_location.csv?download=1
- upload your recordings and metadata to Zenodo: https://tinyurl.com/3e3d7yv4
PASS is a new sampling scheme to collect rapid standardised acoustic samples in small waterbodies that we (Carlos Abrahams, Jack Greenhalgh and I) published recently. You can use for independent studies and/or upload your data on Zenodo to help generate an open database of worldwide pond soundscapes for scientific, educational or artistic purposes.
Get in touch with us at email@example.com if you are interested in contributing, if you have any questions or if you want to share the coolest sounds you have ever heard in a pond. We hope to hear your #PASSDAY21 recording!