Project Seeks to Map and Reduce Ocean Noise Pollution

Today — to the dismay of whale lovers and friends of marine mammals, if not divers and submarine captains — the ocean depths have become a noisy place.

The causes are human: the sonar blasts of military exercises, the booms from air guns used in oil and gas exploration, and the whine from fleets of commercial ships that relentlessly crisscross the global seas. Nature has its own undersea noises. But the new ones are loud and ubiquitous.

Found this via Edward Tufte (https://twitter.com/EdwardTufte/status/278307285497966592) — it’s nice to see him tweeting about something related to the work we’re doing at Marinexplore.

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