Where Is The Sound Of Silence Heard The Most In The US? New Map Shows Quietest Places

February 18, 2015 3:25 PM

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A new map shows sound levels around the United States. What could this mean for the protection of wildlife? (Photo : AAAS / NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division)

The loudest and quietest places in the United States have been mapped, providing a detailed look at noise levels around the nation. A total of 1.5 million hours of acoustical monitoring were analyzed to produce the new map, which could have implications for wildlife protection.

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