Museums Victoria Presents: Why we should listen to nature

Comprehensive wildlife surveys are essential for documenting and managing biodiversity and researchers now listen as well as look.

Image of two elderly women in a Victorian bush landscape. One holds binocluars as they look up to the trees.

Bioacoustics is the study of animal sounds, including sound production and propagation and how these sounds are used in animal communication.

Recent advances in digital audio recording technology have resulted in our ability to record animal sounds in the wild including songs, calls, grunts and croaks.

Head to the link below to read more about the remarkable work that is changing the cataloguing and monitoring of Australia's wildlife.

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