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Underwater Noise from Boats, Military, and Oil Exploration Harm Marine Life

"We now know that the underwater world is anything but silent. In fact, today’s researchers are concerned that underwater noise produced by humans is distracting, confusing — and even killing — aquatic animals. The underwater world is full of natural sounds that form a rich soundscape of rumbles, bubbles, grunts and clicks. These sounds are produced by the motion of the atmosphere, water and seafloor, by animals and, now more than ever, by machines created by humans. Nowadays, the underwater soundscape includes the roar of motors, the ping of military SONAR and the bangs and blasts from offshore development." -Excerpt from the University of Saskatchewan. Learn more here.

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