Ocean Acoustics: The Marine Soundscape and Anthropogenic Noise.

Scientist from the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) pledge for international action in this paper led by Carlos Duarte.

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“Due to construction work in the sea, shipping, and gas and oil extraction, the oceans are becoming increasingly louder. A comprehensive international study has now shown that this noise affects the behaviour of far more animal species than previously assumed. The researchers call for us to listen closely to the ocean and to finally regulate noise worldwide. Viable technological solutions are already available.”

Carlos M. Duarte et al: The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean. Science 371, 5 February 2021, DOI: 10.1126/science.aba4658