“Bioacoustic research uses sound to study land and marine environments, often focusing on animals in ecosystems that are hard to reach. What began decades ago as a way to listen to ocean sounds now uses artificial intelligence to analyze massive amounts of sound data from such environments as distant islands, remote jungles and massive tracts of land.”
In the article, Lisa “Cali” Crampton, KFBRP project leader, reminds us that the thrushes have a very important role. As the island’s primary fruit eater, they are responsible for spreading seeds over the forest. Without the Puaiohi, we have no forest. Without forests, we have no flood control. We have no drinking water. The forest is the backbone of these islands.