Missed Opportunity: Crackling Nature

Cama Beach State Park provided an opportunity to record some sounds I rarely hear. I was attending a friend's wedding, and the whole group spent two nights at the park. On Saturday morning, several us walked along the beach. The water was at low tide, and all sorts of sea life was visible just by walking to the edge of the water: clams, mussels, barnacles, crabs, starfish, sea anenomes and much more.

I was most excited (as were others) at the sound coming from all of these creatures. It sounded to us like crackling. You could stand anywhere on the beach and be surrounded by spitting clams and this light noise. I wish I had my field recorder for that. It's still not set in my memory to take it when traveling. Maybe I will get lucky when I travel to Oregon next week. I will definitely bring the recorder and open ears.