May 30, 2007
Sounds in Google Earth
As promised, Wild Sanctuary has released a layer for Google Earth with more than 30 sounds collected from all over the world.
You can hear the sounds of the Kenyan savannah, a sudden rain in the forest, a mysterious spring chorus of loons and peepers, the bells of Notre Dame de Paris. My favorite is a soundscape from Hawaii, "an aural voyage beginning at a beach along the Maui coast, and descending below the surface into the depths of the sea, before emerging to the shore, once again. The sea pulsates with biological sound."
The layer can also be displayed in Google Maps, where the sounds are played using an embedded audio player.