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OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT – APRIL 11, 2016 At the Center for Biological Diversity Conference Room, Oakland, California. Organised by the California Gray Whale Coalition. OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT PRINTER FRIENDLY PDF The workshop brought together, for the first time, lawyers from the three major public interest law firms for a round table discussion on […]

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Ocean Noise Coalition Resources

Excellent Resources from the Ocean Noise Coalition The International Ocean Noise Coalition (IONC) is a partnership of over 150 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world. With representatives on every continent, IONC was created to address the need for a global approach to combating human-generated (or “anthropogenic”) ocean noise. Sources of underwater noise include intense […]

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International Ocean Noise Standards Needed

Contact: Tim Lucas, 919-613-8084, tdlucas@duke.edu Note to editors: Doug Nowacek can be reached for additional comment at (252) 504-7566 or doug.nowacek@duke.edu. DURHAM, N.C. — As governments and industries expand their use of high-decibel seismic surveys to explore the ocean bottom for resources, experts from eight universities and environmental organizations are calling for new global standards […]


UNDERWATER NOISE IS HELL FOR OCEAN CREATURES. Noise is the stuff of nightmares. Constant noise over a period of time can drive people insane. Marine creatures are no different.  Sound is the currency of their world and the means of survival . Human created noise on top of the background sounds of waves, rain, wind […]

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Noise Letter to the World Heritage Convention

We, the undersigned, are marine scientists and non-governmental organisations, united in our concerns
over the failure of the Australian federal and Queensland governments to adequately address the impacts
of anthropogenic noise resulting from the current and projected resource industry development in the
Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA).

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The Great Silence

It’s deafening. In the past l5 months, AFA has written to every member of the Federal Parliament, every Senator and our Co-ordinator had a lengthy meeting with the Minister for the Environment last year outlining the impacts of underwater noise and the urgent need for regulations or legislation. Greg Hunt promised action on noise and […]

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Welcome to our new website, www.noisyoceans.org Noisyoceans.org is the latest campaign Australians for Animals (AFA), a not for profit Environmental and Animal protection organisation spearheaded by investigative journalist Sue Arnold. Sue has been campaigning fiercely for Animal Rights and protection of our environment for over 30years. As a highly skilled and articulate investigative journalist, Sue’s […]