The Croatia's Sea Organ Makes Music From The Waves

The Croatia's Sea Organ Makes Music From The Waves

The Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia is played by the wind and waves of the Adriatic Sea. The Sea Organ, or Morske Orgulje, is a 230-foot long instrument and an architectural marvel. Concealed beneath its long staircase are 35 pipes, which release notes through openings in the uppermost stairs. These notes are produced when the sea's waves and wind pass through the pipes, "playing" the instrument continuously. The organ was completed in 2005 by architect Nikola Bašić. Listen to the organ's eerily beautiful music in the video below, and learn about some other "instruments" found in nature.

Listen To The Sea Organ Of Croatia

The instrument takes the haunting sound of the waves to a whole new level.

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from Fernando Ayuso

Key Facts In This Video

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    Listen to the sounds of the Sea Organ, a gigantic instrument played by the Adriatic Sea: (0:10)

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    Notes are released by the Sea Organ when water and wind pass through its hidden pipes. (0:32)

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    Near the Sea Organ in Zadar, an artwork called "Salute to the Sun" uses solar power to displays patterns of light. (1:24)

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A Mysterious Sound From Deep In The Pacific Ocean

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Key Facts In This Video

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    In 1997, the Bloop was picked up by sensors about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) west of the southern Chilean coast. (0:34)

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    If organic in nature, the Bloop would have been caused by an animal much bigger or louder than a blue whale. (0:55)

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    Listen to the sound of an iceberg calving compared with the Bloop: (1:24)

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