Coastal Soundscapes and Oyster Reef Health

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The eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica is a key foundation species on the Virginia coast that forms the basis of complex reef communities. These oyster reefs are important for coastal ecosystem health, as they improve water quality by filtering the water column, as well as provide habitat to a wide variety of marine organisms, including fish, […]

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Ocean Waves

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Wai from New Zealand with the EcoSono Ensemble

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Technosonics Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia September 23, 2018 Wai features Mina Ripia, Maaka Phat, Uta Te Whanga, and Tuari Dawson EcoSono Ensemble features Matthew Burtner, Glen Whitehead, Kevin Davis, Christopher Luna-Mega, and I-Jen Fang Wai and EcoSono explore intercultural histories through the exchange of musical invention in collaboration with the environment. Combining the ancient ‚ÄúPunga (anchor) […]

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Humpback Whales

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