Name: Jeff Rice

Age: 43

University of Utah Research librarian  and co-founder of the Western Soundscape Archive, a library of 3,000 animal recordings

Favorite Place to Record:
The Southwest, because the region's low humidity and air turbulence only minimally alter and mute sound waves.

One of His Favorite Sounds:
The high-pitched squeak of the northern grasshopper mouse.

Equipment Used:
GPS, parabolic dish, Sennheiser microphones, Sound Devices 50-gig recorder, portable recorder, lapel mikes, Sony recorder, bat detector, hydrophone (for fish), and lots of rechargeable AA batteries.