Exercise: Listen for the unique soundscape / natural quiet of a cobble beach

Since the 1990s, national park systems around the world have begun to incorporate natural quiet and soundscapes as a precious and fragile natural resource. Noise pollution has powerful deleterious effects on human health and well-being, as well as for wildlife!

Bass Harbor Head, Mount Desert Island Unit, Acadia National Park, Maine, USNPS 44° 13′ 30″ N 68° 19′ 47.64″ W

Wave-tumbled basalt and pink granite cobble beach.