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  • noun the cumulative non-human sound produced by living organisms in a given biome.


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  • "Krause has a word for the pristine acoustics of nature: biophony. It's what the world sounds like in the absence of humans. But in 40 percent of the locations where Krause has recorded over the past 40 years, human-generated noise has infiltrated the wilderness. 'It's getting harder and harder to find places that aren't contaminated,' he says."

    - Clive Thompson, 'How Man-Made Noise May Be Altering Earth's Ecology', 19 May 2008.

    May 30, 2008

  • Referring to the biotic (group of animals living together) symphony in an ecosystem. (From Double-Tongued Dictionay)

    June 9, 2008

  • The hum that twice daily restarts

    Is solved by acoustical arts:

    The deep sea biophony

    Is fragrant cacophony

    For fish do their talking in farts.

    "A Curious Sound Deep in the Ocean," Slate, 02/28/2016

    March 7, 2016

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    March 7, 2016