Re: underwater recording

Subject: Re: underwater recording
From: Chris Cree Brown (
Date: Tue Dec 07 1999 - 17:34:27 EST

I've just returned from the Antarctic where I recorded the Weddel seals
with a borrowed home-made hydrophone. It worked well, although the ice on
top of the sea striking the lead caused some unwanted sound (not unlike ice
in a gin glass !).
I have heard that many wildlife documentary teams successfully use condoms.


>I'm going to be involved in a project where underwater recording is a
>distinct possibility and I wondered if anyone had any advice on how I can
>keep my microphones dry whilst I'm doing it. Has anyone tried to do this
>- any advice would be gratefully received.
>Pete "Jacques Cousteau" Stollery
>Dr. Pete Stollery
>Northern College
>Hilton Place
>tel: 01224 283601
>fax: 01224 283576

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