Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Beaufort Lagoon - Protocol 7 - June 4, 2006 - 12:45PM (060605-76)

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Title Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Beaufort Lagoon - Protocol 7 - June 4, 2006 - 12:45PM (060605-76)
Subject Ambient sounds; Places; Nature sounds
Spatial Coverage Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska); Alaska; Beaufort Lagoon (Alaska)
Creator Colver, Kevin J.
Media Rights Management Principal Investigator: Bernie Krause, PhD; Project collaborators and associates: Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart
Publisher Western Soundscape Archive, University of Utah
Contributors Krause, Bernard L.; Stewart, Martyn, 1955-
Date 2006-06-04
Type Sound
Format audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications Compressed from .wav format into .mp3 delivery format
Contributing Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112; Support for the Arctic Soundscape Project was provided by the Animal Welfare Institute, Calgary Zoo, Harvard University, Google (Firm), Johnson Outdoor Industries, Madrone Audubon Society, Maine Community Foundation, Patagonia, Inc., SanDisk, SkyWalker Sound, individual residents of the Sonoma County community, Stanford University, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Ecological and animal data provided by NatureServe. 2006. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available
Description ambient recording
Note Feels very cold due to the humidity and wind. Our resident arctic fox calls several times early in the sequence. He sometimes investigates the mic and our camp. He often calls in display, hoping for a mate. He has dug a den tunnel under the remains of a cement building foundation left over from the military early warning radar station that was once here. Pectoral sandpipers (a grinding churring call) and Red-necked phalaropes (twittering) work the puddles near the mic. A pair of Sandhill cranes are nesting about 200 meters away and are heard occasionally. Another pair are several hundred meters further east. We are still in the knocked down tent, Robert cooked some oatmeal in the tent this AM. Mr. Miller flew over and check us out on his way to follow the caribou herds today. Northern Pintails court in the puddles further from camp. The Lapland Longspurs are venturing a few calls and songs. A Pomerine Jeager is heard in the distance. Good calls of Pectoral sandpiper at minute 41. Good calls of the Northern Pintails at minutes 45-48; Habitat type: Coastal Tundra with small puddles/ponds; Elevation: 22 feet; Wind: 15; gusts 22 MPH; Temp: 27F; Humidity: 81%; Local Time: 12:45
Global Positioning System Coordinates 69.888667 / -142.311167
Additional Resources Arctic Soundscape Project;
Source File Recording Equipment Recorder: SoundDevices 722; Microphone: Sennheiser MKH 30/40; Bit Rate: 44.1 kHz/24 bits
ARK ark:/87278/s6s18fr8
Setname uu_wss
Date Created 2008-04-04
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1117603
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