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Anomalies in network traffic can be detected musically.

Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) can be devastating too, turning entire coastal areas red and tourists away in the process.

Enter a university lecturer in Florida and her data on coral diseases and the impact of HABs on coastal economies. Not for her publishing a series of dull tables and reports.

Instead, she asked students from the university’s musical faculty to convert her data on environmental impact, business closures and social media communication into rhythm and sound.

The result? A two-part work that was performed by the faculty’s wind ensemble. Planning for an augmented reality experience and music video is underway.

A recording of endangered birds singing, meanwhile, has already stormed the charts.

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