Teal, by Harry Marcroft
Teal, by Harry Marcroft

A recent article in Inkcap Journal explores underwater recordings as a non-invasive way of measuring pond diversity.

Bristol-based freshwater ecology scientist Jack Greenhalgh has been practising ecoacoustics in a pond in suburban Bristol. He uses a hydrophone to assess the ecological health of ponds.

Sounds include the calling song of the water boatman, stridulating insects, and the air movement sounds of fish.

Greenhalgh was inspired by Tom Fisher, who worked on the Norfolk Ponds Project, and used ecoacoustics to create a work called A Ghost Pond Emerges.

Read the full article, ‘An Alternative Reality’: How Sound Recordings Reveal the Secret World of Ponds.

Sound Recordings Reveal the Secret World of Ponds

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