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Stefan Helmreich's Portal

March 2009

The Sound Generated by Mid-Ocean Ridge Black Smoker Hydrothermal Vents

"A scientific article on the recently discovered sounds of underwater volcanoes. The article contains evocative sound files."

Musique Subaquatique

"French Composer Michel Redolfi's Underwater Music website."

Historic Naval Sound and Video

"This website hosts historic recordings to do with underwater sound. Highlights include excerpts from expendable radio sonobuoy training records (78 RPM recordings of underwater sounds, to be used in training U.S. submariners to listen for environmental, organic, and military sounds) as well as a 1965 recording of Commander Scott Carpenter of Sealab II leading his crew in a version of “Goodnight Irene.” To prevent oxygen poisoning, helium has been added to the mix, causing divers’ voices to rise, making them sound like the 1950s novelty act Alvin and the Chipmunks."

Drexciya Research Lab

"Website remembering the submarine-themed electro of Detroit's Drexciya."

Chaos and the Emergent Mind of the Pond

"Excerpt from David Dunn's "Chaos and the Emergent Mind of the Pond," a collage recording of underwater invertebrate sounds from North America and Africa."

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