Combining music and movement is not unusual—but translating the
movements of migrating marine animals into musical notes certainly
is. An international research team including KAUST scientists have
sound symphony using data charting the movements of northern elephant
the Pacific Ocean. This sonification technique provides surprising
into group dynamics and synchronicity.
Image: Each group of seals was assigned a musical note. These notes change pitch according to the animals’ longitudinal position relative to the main group.
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