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Cicadas: The Sound of Summer - Interview

Released Wednesday, 16th December 2020
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Summer is here in Australia, and that means one thing - you’ll be hearing a lot of a certain noisy insect.

We spoke to Dr Nathan Emery to learn about these more often heard-than-seen creatures, including their life cycles, how they can be so noisy and just why Australia is the “cicada capital”. The jury is still out on the pronunciation however...

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We mention this classic song in our episode - “Cicada That Ate Five Dock - Outline”