Sturgeon Thunder

By Chrys Bocast | April 4, 2012


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Sturgeon spawning season is underway in Wisconsin’s northern rivers and it’s a sight to behold. The sturgeon is an ancient fish they’ve been around for 150 million years and can weigh up to 200 pounds. Acoustic ecologist Chrys Bocast has been tracking them not with a spear or fishing pole, but with a microphone. She’s on the trail of a mysterious sound called “sturgeon thunder.”

Chrys Bocast

Chrys Bocast

Chrys Bocast is a musician with a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin. She produced the audiobook version of “People of the Sturgeon“, which includes the sounds of sturgeon. She is now a Wisconsin expat and lives in Colorado.
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