Animals and Earthquakes
Learn more about scientific studies on animal behavior preceding earthquakes. Read interviews with James Berkland and Motoji Ikeya, both featured in the film.
Get the lowdown on low sounds from Wikipedia.
Learn more about Liz von Muggenthaler’s studies on animal commmunication.
Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, featured in the film, tests an elephant’s ability to “hear” with her feet.
Four Ears to the Ground
Explore elephants’ abilities to “hear” and communicate with infrasound.
Hippos and Infrasound
Learn how hippos communicate above and below water via infrasound.
Indonesian Tsunami Infrasound
Listen to the infrasound generated by 2004’s Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Can Animals Sense Earthquakes?
The belief that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for centuries.
Shark’s Sixth Sense
Find out more about shark behavior prior to Hurricane Charley in August 2004.
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