For those who've never had the chance to visit Yellowstone National Park, they can now take in the sounds of the park, without ever having to leave their home. MSU and Yellowstone National Park launched a new, online archive today, full of audio recordings captured from inside the park.
We spoke to Molly Arrandale, the program manager for acoustic atlas with MSU.
“We are pleased to be able to present recordings of the species that are present in Yellowstone National Park. So mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, we can listen to bison, elk, and wolves.
We also have sound-scape recordings of the places in Yellowstone.
It's such a great way to experience Yellowstone, particularly for those who might be far away. It's also a good way of capturing what's really special about Yellowstone National Park, which is this beautiful landscape full of vibrant species and amazing features like geysers and mud pots and things like that. Sound is a great way to transport yourself somewhere, and not necessarily just to that location. I think that it speaks to those things deep within ourselves and is a great way to engage with the world.”
MSU officials say the audio archive of Yellowstone will continue to grow. One of the next projects is to gather sound of wolves howling in the Lamar Valley.