Well who doesn't love a beach day with some great tunes!!

What's even better is it's all provided for you at the beach. So take a listen to the sounds we could make just from the seashore!

Lets go EXPLOOOOORING......Exploring 'Gansett Bay!

Sup!!! Today I am wading in the water with the journal at Goddard State Park in Warwick. It's a lovely summer day for the beach! The relaxing sounds of the waves, kids splashing in the water, trees rustling, fish flopping in the sea, and the cool breeze of the salty air all make me want to dance and sing with the ocean!

Goddard State Park

Seining

Seining

A seine is a vertical hanging fishing net with weights on the bottom and buoyed floats on the top.

Seining

Seining

The seining net captures near shore organisms such as small fish, crabs, seaweed, shrimp, hermit crabs, and sometimes you'll get the special visitor of a baby flounder like we did!

Playing Around in the Waters

Playing Around in the Waters

A rare capture of a Xuefei in the seining net!!

Atlantic Silverside Fish

Atlantic Silverside Fish

Silversides are thin-bodied fish with two dorsal fins, a round white belly, and a small silver stripe with a black outline horizontal to the body. Silversides are found in the bay year-round, are typically found along the shore and are also known as baitfish!

Atlantic Silverside Fish

Atlantic Silverside Fish

These silverside fish were caught by the seining net. Out of the water they flop like crazy on the sand which can be seen in the music video!

Unknown Find

Unknown Find

What is this??

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs are the cute, little harmless crabs you pick up on the beach to watch them crawl around on your hand! Hermit crabs are scavengers, meaning they will eat almost anything they can find such as algae, dead fish and other tiny particles.

Oyster Shell

Oyster Shell

Oysters are a filter feeding bivalve mollusk that live in bays and estuaries, where rivers meet the sea. Oysters are an important organism to the ecosystem, helping to filter the water, and providing habitat for many other species through their reef-building .

The Making of a Music Video

The Making of a Music Video

Rocks and the Gopro were just a few of the materials we used to record the sounds of nature. Take a listen or look around you and see what sounds good together!

It's easy as...

1. Listen to the sounds around you: at the beach, in the woods, at your house, in the park, or anything!

2. Record what you like and then use audio and video software.

3. Make your own music and combine all you recordings to make an interesting music video!

Awesome! The journal gives suggestions on what to use to create your own music video!!

Discover

Explore

Dive In

Oh my gosh!

A baby flounder!

Music Video Making

A pretty easy software to use is Adobe Premiere Pro. That is what we used here! Check it out!

 

Other software's that can be used are: iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or any editing software you prefer!

This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement #EPS-1004057

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The Making of a Music Video

Rocks and the Gopro were just a few of the materials we used to record the sounds of nature. Take a listen or look around you and see what sounds good together!