The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast has an excellent interview with field recording legend – and author of The Great Animal Orchestra – Bernie Krause:

Do you know what noise a hungry sea anemone makes? This is one of the 15,000 species that soundscape ecologist Dr Bernie Krause has recorded. For half a century, Bernie has travelled the world, recording the noise of nature. His collection is now one of the oldest we have and as a result, it is a hugely valuable tool in documenting how we’ve changed our planet. For example, when Bernie returned to some sites, the environment has changed so dramatically, it is now silent.

Bernie Krause joins Ian Sample to discuss his life sound and shows him how sound can be a powerful tool for conservation.

More Bernie Krause stories here.

(via A Sound Effect / The Soundscape / Science Weekly)