North Nest Key Sound Gallery
North Nest Key facilities.
Below, listen to a Gulf toadfish recorded at North Nest Key, a small key located in the northeastern part of Florida Bay. Keep in mind that a backcountry permit is required to camp at all backcountry campsites in the park, including North Nest Key.
Photo courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Toadfish are one of only a few fish species that make sounds loud enough for people to hear. Try a round of Name That Tune: Everglades Edition to see if you can distinguish the sounds of a Gulf toadfish from those of an Eastern screech owl.
Listen to a Gulf toadfish recorded at the North Nest Key site.
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- NPS Natural Sounds Program
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Spectrogram of Gulf toadfish. Also called sonogram, spectral waterfall, voiceprint, or voicegram, a spectrogram is a visual representation of the spectrum of frequencies in a sound that can be used to analyze the various calls of animals. The horizontal axis represents time and the vertical axis represents frequency. The amplitude of a particular frequency at a particular time is represented by the intensity of color at each point in the image.
Image courtesy NPS Natural Sounds Program
Acoustic monitoring sites in Everglades National Park.