TONIGHT on Threshold Shift--Insectuality 2: Ultrasonic Bugaloo

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:56pm
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Tonight from 12:00-3:00 AM Bill McQuay of Ecolocation Sound and NPR will be guest hosting and presenting the final installment of his and researchers Drs. Laurel Symes and Hannah ter Hofstede's recent field recordings from Barro Colorado, Panama. 

Thrill to the ultrasonic sounds of katydids and bats slowed to one-twentieth of their normal speed so we can perceive what the world sounds like to a tropical bat or bug. 

Gape in wonder at the scientific progress in recording technology that allows us to also capture the sounds of tremulation, which is to say the insects vibrating elements in their environment to communicate privately betwixt their intimate fellows.

This broadcast will be archived on the Threshold Shift program page.