All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.
This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you. Every Thursday, we reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts.
Listen above for week's answer...
JEFF BOISON: This is a good viewing area because you can look north and up the entire beach to see the elephant seals. This time of year we have the females who gave birth in early December coming back to do their molting. We also have the pups that were weaned, they'll be called weaners that are still here. They'll be here until their body fat drops and then nature says, "You need to go out and start foraging for food."
Congratulations to this week's winner, Jeffrey Gray. We'll have a new sound for you to guess and another chance to win on Saturday.
In the meantime, is there a sound from your life that should be featured on Audiograph? Call at 415-264-7106 and tell us about the sound of where you live.