Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Sound of Seals

My last day in Barcelona I caught Werner Herzog's new documentary "Encounters at the End of the World". He goes to the South Pole and investigates the people who live in this part of the world and the work they do. One of the most fascinating moments comes when he joins a small group of seal researchers who share with him one of the most incredible sounds I've ever heard: seal calls UNDERWATER.

Thank you, technology. Your magnificent capacity has made it possible for the feeble human ear to hear the glorious imperceptibilies beyond human cognition.

So here is the link. It doesn't sound like an animal. Herzog points out accurately that is sounds more like Pink Floyd jamming. It definitely sounds like electronic music.


The fourth blue button begins a series of the seals various underwater calls. Enjoy!

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