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Waves at La Bloc Beach

Waves at La Bloc Beach

Cape Breton Highlands NP, Nova Scotia

Canada
Recordist: Jack Heinemann
Location: Cape Breton Highlands NP, Nova Scotia, Canada
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Waves carried by the incoming tide and summer breezes break on the smooth pebble beach of La Bloc, Cape Breton.
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A Pine by the Sea
Finland
Recordist: Jan Eerala
Location: Makholma, Finland
Habitat: Sea ice & coast
Notes: A summer soundscape from Finland. Recorded under a lone pine tree on the shore of Makholma harbour in a gusty, north-westerly wind. More info
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Swans on the Seashore
Iceland
Recordist: Valerie Quade
Location: Austurland, Iceland
Habitat: Coast
Notes: A gathering of about 100 Mute Swans at dawn on the seashore of Iceland. More info
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Atlantic Puffins Calling

Atlantic Puffins Calling

Matinicus Rock, Maine

United States
Recordist: Bob McGuire
Location: Matinicus Rock, Maine, United States
Habitat: Coast
Notes: A pair of Atlantic Puffins call from their burrow on Matinicus Rock in the North Atlantic. More info
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Kittiwake Colony

Kittiwake Colony

Mykines, Faroe Islands

Denmark
Recordist: Eugene Gavrilin
Location: Mykines, Faroe Islands
Habitat: Sea cliff
Notes: The raucous sounds of Black-legged Kittiwake colony on a sea cliff in the Faroe Islands. More info
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Magellanic Penguin Colony

Magellanic Penguin Colony

Punta Tombo, Chubut Province

Argentina
Location: Punta Tombo, Chubut Province, Argentina
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Penguins bray, honk and whistle at the largest Magellanic Penguin colony in the world. More info
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Giant’s Causeway

Giant’s Causeway

County Antrim

Northern Ireland
Recordist: Paul Hughes
Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: The sounds of swirling water as waves ebb and flow around the basalt rock formations of the famous 'Giant's Causeway'. More info
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Emperor Penguin Colony

Emperor Penguin Colony

Terre Adélie

Antarctica
Location: Terre Adélie, Antarctica
Habitat: Antarctic sea ice
Notes: Emperor penguin chicks call for their parents. In few weeks, the young birds will leave the colony and head for the sea. Towards the end of this recording adult penguins can be heard swimming in front of the microphones and jumping onto the ice. More info
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A Morning with the Albatross

A Morning with the Albatross

Kerguelen Island

Indian Ocean
Location: Kerguelen Island, Indian Ocean
Habitat: Sea cliffs
Notes: The sounds of thousands of Black-browed albatross and Macaroni Penguins at breeding colonies on a remote sub-antarctic island. More info
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Clayoquot Rain Forest

Clayoquot Rain Forest

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Habitat: Coast and rainforest
Notes: The dawn chorus near the Kennedy River, Vancouver Island, Canada. One of the words most pristine coastal rain forests. More info
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Quadra Island Cove

Quadra Island Cove

Quadra Island, British Columbia

Canada
Recordist: Mark Brennan
Location: Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada
Habitat: Coast and forest
Notes: The morning sounds of a gentle dawn in a cove on Quadra Island In British Columbia. More info
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Midnight at Jibbon Beach

Midnight at Jibbon Beach

Bundeena, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Bundeena, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Beach
Notes: Close to midnight at Jibbon Beach south of Sydney. Waves ebb and flow on the sandy shore. More info
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Gannets on The Great Saltee

Gannets on The Great Saltee

The Great Saltee Island

Ireland
Recordist: Fintan O'Brien
Location: The Great Saltee Island, Ireland
Habitat: Coastal cliffs
Notes: Sounds of the main Gannet colony on the Great Saltee Island, off the south-east coast of Ireland. More info
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Gentle Ocean Waves on Rocks

Gentle Ocean Waves on Rocks

Binalong Bay, Tasmania

Australia
Recordist: Stephen Frost
Location: Binalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: The gurgling ebb and flow of gentle ocean waves in a rocky inlet on Tasmania's east coast. More info
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Great Barrier Reef Island Soundscape

Great Barrier Reef Island Soundscape

Michelmas Cay, Queensland

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Michelmas Cay, Queensland, Australia
Habitat: Sandy island
Notes: Thousands of seabirds including Sooty Terns and Common Noddies nest on this beautiful small sandy island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. More info
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Akcake Waves

Akcake Waves

Akçakese

Turkey
Recordist: Emre Yücelen
Location: Akçakese, Turkey
Habitat: Coast
Notes: On Turkey's Black Sea coast, waves roll in the crystal clear waters and gently break on the beach. More info
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Gentle Waves on a North Sea Beach
The Netherlands
Location: Brouwersdam, The Netherlands
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Stereo recording of a very calm North Sea, with gentle waves rolling on the beach. More info
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Depot Beach Soundscape

Depot Beach Soundscape

Murramarang National Park, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Eric Fassbender
Location: Depot Beach, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Coastal sclerophyl forest
Notes: Depot Beach is nestled within the Murramarang National Park about 20 minutes north of Bateman's Bay in New South Wales. Listen to the abundant birdlife as the waves hit the shore in the background. More info
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Sealions at Iquique

Sealions at Iquique

Puerto Iquique

Chile
Recordist: Felix Blume
Location: Iquique, Chile
Habitat: Coast
Notes: A group of South American Sealions call at dusk in the port of Iquique, Chile. More info
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Happisburgh Sea

Happisburgh Sea

Happisburgh, Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Richard Fair
Location: Happisburgh, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Water glugs & splashes around rocks on the coast at Happisburgh. More info
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Ocean Mist – Cape Falcon

Ocean Mist – Cape Falcon

Cape Falcon, Oregon

United States
Recordist: John Hartog
Location: Cape Falcon, Oregon, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & coast
Notes: Water droplets fall from the trees like rain on the ferns and salal below. A large winter ocean swell brings relaxing deep breath sounds of surf sieved though smoothly rounded gravel. More info
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, WA

United States
Recordist: Myles Thompson
Location: Olympic National Park, WA, United States
Habitat: Temperate forest & coast
Notes: A 20 minute sound journey through Olympic National Park. Features Pacific chorus frogs, a dawn chorus by the Hoh river, huge waves crashing on Rialto beach and a haunting howling sound recorded inside the hollow of a dead Sitka Spruce. More info
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Kittiwakes at Bulbjerg
Denmark
Recordist: Myles Thompson
Location: Bulbjerg, Denmark
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: Waves gently roll against the shore, and Kittiwakes noisily fly around their colony on the cliffs overhead. More info
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Corys Shearwaters in the Azores

Corys Shearwaters in the Azores

Pico Island, Azores

Portugal
Recordist: Ed Drewitt
Location: Pico Island, Azores, Portugal
Habitat: Grassy island
Notes: The calls of Cory's shearwaters as they come back to the nest sites under the cover of darkness. More info
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Baltic Sea Thunderstorm
Estonia
Recordist: John Grzinich
Location: near Pärnu, Estonia
Habitat: Sea & coast
Notes: Rolling thunderstorm out at sea, along with the more delicate sounds of light rain and water movement on the shore. More info
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In the Rock Pool
United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Devon, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Hydrophones were placed underwater in a small still rock pool. You can hear the sounds of whelks, limpets, shrimp and other creatures. More info
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Cley Marshes

Cley Marshes

Cley, North Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Cley, North Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Coastal marshes
Notes: Sea pounding in the background with lots of different birds calling including Gulls, Oyster Catchers, Meadow Pipit, Canada Geese, Skylark, Pheasant, & Reed Warbler in the distance. More info
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Grey Seals

Grey Seals

Horsey, Norfolk

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Horsey, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Habitat: Beach
Notes: A mother and pup Grey Seal defend their patch on the beach from other seals. Your can hear the time going by, as the tide is coming in, getting closer to the microphone and so are the seals! More info
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Tide on Dry Sand

Tide on Dry Sand

Exmouth, Devon

United Kingdom
Recordist: Peter Toll
Location: Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Habitat: Beach
Notes: Recorded on the beach at Exmouth, Devon UK. Two hydrophones buried in the sand about 4 inches deep, recording the tide coming in over the dry sand. More info
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Swan Song

Swan Song

Makholma Bay

Finland
Recordist: Jan Eerala
Location: Makholma Bay, Finland
Habitat: Coast
Notes: Migrating Whooper Swans resting in Makholma Bay and call during the night. More info
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Calm Sea in an Ice Cave

Calm Sea in an Ice Cave

near Tahkoluoto

Finland
Recordist: Jan Eerala
Location: Tahkoluoto, Finland
Habitat: Sea ice & coast
Notes: The sounds of a gentle swell from inside a hole in the ice. More info & video
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Gulls on the Ice

Gulls on the Ice

Chukchi Sea Coast, Lagune Ukouge

Russia
Location: Chukchi Sea Coast, Lagune Ukouge, Russia
Habitat: Icy coastline
Notes: Soundscape from one of the remotest regions on the planet, Vega Gulls congregating on the ice-covered coast of Russia's far eastern Chukotka Pensinsula. More info
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Laysan Albatross

Laysan Albatross

Sand Island, Midway Atoll

United States
Recordist: David Mellor
Location: Sand Island, Midway Atoll, United States
Habitat: Sandy atoll
Notes: Laysan albatrosses are monogamous and known for their elaborate courtship displays which include beak clappering and other ritualized movements. More info
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Recordist: Martyn Stewart
Location: Cape Cross, Namibia
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: This may be the last recording from of this seal colony. This fur seal breeding colony is being decimated by marauders who club 90,000 baby seals to death in a season for the lucrative seal fur trade. Read more
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Hooker’s Sea Lions

Hooker’s Sea Lions

Snares Island

New Zealand
Location: Snares Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Coastal sea
Notes: Stereo recording of Hooker's Sea Lions (Phocarctos hookeri) playing in a cove. One Sea Lion is swimming in the front, a second one is roaring in a remote sea cave. Silver Gulls and Sub-Antarctic terns are flying around. Not far away, there is a small but noisy Snares Penguin colony. More info and CC License 3.0
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Iceberg Fragments

Iceberg Fragments

Bay of Alicehamna, Svalbard

Norway
Recordist: Daniel Blinkhorn
Location: Bay of Alicehamna, Svalbard, Norway
Habitat: Arctic shoreline
Notes: Fragments of an iceberg drift along the Svalbard shoreline, popping, clicking and knocking in the icy sea. More info
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Light Rain in Grenada

Light Rain in Grenada

Calivigny Bay

Grenada
Recordist: Matt Bridges
Location: Calivigny Bay, Grenada
Habitat: Tropical rainforest & coast
Notes: The rain had slowed a little one evening and there was a stunning collection of tree frogs, insects, dripping on palm leaves and cane toads in the distance. More info
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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea
Thailand
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Koh Ngai, Thailand
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and coast
Notes: On a tropical island, birdsong fills the rainforest while the sounds of waves from a nearby beach are audible in the distance. More info
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Coral Beach

Coral Beach

Tepepare Island

Solomon Islands
Recordist: Listening Earth
Location: Tepepare Island, Solomon Islands
Habitat: Tropical coastline & rainforest
Notes: Gentle waves roll ashore, and as they recede, coral fragments tinkle delicately in the backwash. Among the coral debris, hermit crabs scurry busily, carrying their crazy variety of shelly homes. From the rainforest behind come the occasional calls of lorikeets, mynahs and fruit pigeons. More info
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Matapa Bush Soundscape

Matapa Bush Soundscape

near Matapa Chasm

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: near Matapa Chasm, Niuē
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: Excerpt from sound journey around this remote South Pacific island. More info
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Kalaone Reef

Kalaone Reef

Kalaone Reef

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Kalaone Reef, Niuē
Habitat: Coastal reef
Notes: Excerpt from sound journey around this remote South Pacific island. More info
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Post Office Bay

Post Office Bay

Post Office Bay, Ulva Island

New Zealand
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Post Office Bay, Ulva Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Coast
Notes: The soothing sounds of waves at Post Office Bay on Ulva Island, one of New Zealand's few remaining havens of undisturbed natural podocarp forest. More info
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Niuē – Savage Island

Niuē – Savage Island

South Pacific

Niuē
Recordist: Grant Finlay
Location: Niuē, South Pacific
Habitat: Coast
Notes: 30 minutes of ocean sounds mixed as a seamless journey around the remote South Pacific Island of Niuē. More info
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Common Eiders Displaying

Common Eiders Displaying

Shetland Islands

United Kingdom
Recordist: Hugh Harrop
Location: Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Habitat: Sea
Notes: One of nature's more comical sounds. Has been described as sounding like grannies gossipping over a fence! More info
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Underwater World

Underwater World

near Preluk Bay

Croatia
Recordist: Ivo Vicic
Location: near Preluk Bay, Croatia
Habitat: Sea
Notes: Nice underwater hydrophone recording of waves and gentle splashing. Microphones placed at a depth of about one metre, recorded off the coast of Croatia. More info
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Brent Geese grazing

Brent Geese grazing

Schiermonnikoog

The Netherlands
Recordist: Daan Hendriks
Location: Schiermonnikoog Island, The Netherlands
Habitat: Exposed eelgrass beds at low-tide
Notes: Snippet of a 20+ min recording of a large group of Black-bellied Brent geese, relaxing and eating on the mudflats of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog during low tide. More info
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Little Blowhole

Little Blowhole

Kiama, NSW

Australia
Recordist: Marc Anderson
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Habitat: Rocky coast
Notes: Not as well-know as the large blowhole near the centre of town, the 'little blowhole' can be just as impressive. More info
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A Night on Bat Island

A Night on Bat Island

Archipiélago Murciélago

Costa Rica
Location: Archipiélago Murciélago, Costa Rica
Habitat: Coastal forest
Notes: The sounds of waves and insects on an island in the northern part of Costa Rica.More info
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Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

Ujung Kulon National Park, Java

Indonesia
Recordist: Ralph Koper
Location: Ujung Kulon National Park, Java, Indonesia
Habitat: Coastal rainforest
Notes: Relaxing sounds of gentle waves lapping the shore with the sounds of birds and the singing of rare Silvery Gibbons. More info
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Displaying King Eiders

Displaying King Eiders

Båtsfjord harbour

Norway
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Båtsfjord harbour, Norway
Habitat: Sea harbour
Notes: Flock of displaying King Eider, males giving a soft, vibrating cooing and females a hard chuckling call. Long-tailed Ducks & gulls in background. More info
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Southern Royal Albatross Displaying
New Zealand
Recordist: Hannu Jännes
Location: Campbell Island, New Zealand
Habitat: Grassy sub-antarctic island
Notes: Group of immature Southern Royal Albatrosses (Diomedea e. epomophora) displaying on the grassy slopes of Campbell Island. More info
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