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Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells

Ship Traffic – When one of the world’s largest container ships passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on New Year’s Eve, it raised the curtain on a new era for West Coast container ports — and raised new anxiety for marine biologists. Scientists have long been concerned about the impacts of  noise pollution on undersea […]

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Christopher Clark talks about ocean noise

Christopher Clark Discusses Ocean Noise Pollution Posted Mar. 30, 2016 at 11:31 AM Marine scientists estimate that the area over which right whales can hear one another has dropped by 90 percent because of noise pollution. The effects of noise on whales will be the subject of a talk by Christopher Clark at 7 p.m. […]

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OCEAN NOISE GUIDANCE BY NOAA UNLIKELY TO BE VERY USEFUL Thursday, March 17, 2016Last Update: 5:49 PM PT Ocean Noise Guidance Delayed Again By RAMONA YOUNG-GRINDLE        WASHINGTON (CN) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s guidance document for acoustic thresholds for marine mammals, expected a year ago, was delayed again to incorporate the Navy’s input. The document […]

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NOISE POLLUTION CAUSES MAJOR PROBLEMS IN DEEP SEA

Recordings in Deep Sea poses a larger noise pollution problem By  Vittorio Hernandez  @vitthernandez  on March 16 2016 1:28 PM Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOOA), together with academics from Oregon State University, measured the amount of noise pollution in the Pacific Ocean using a hydrophone — a powerful underwater microphone.  NOOA  Scientists have retrieved […]

SONAR IMPACT ON MARINE MAMMALS

NEW TOOL TO ASSESS NOISE IMPACTS ON SOME MARINE MAMMALS

New tool to assess noise impact on marine mammals Thursday 21 August 2014 A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St Andrews and SMRU Marine, a university spin-out company. The […]

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THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE – IMPORTANT UNDERWATER STUDY

The sound of silence: Underwater recordings reveal impact of red tide in Tampa Bay posted on 11/12/2015   The sound of silence can be very revealing. A study of underwater sound that Eckerd scientists collected during a severe red tide outbreak around Tampa Bay 10 years ago uncovered the first evidence of the impact of […]

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Seismic Testing Needs World’s Attention

Seismic Testing in the Spotlight by Brad Rich BEAUFORT – To put this in some kind of human frame of reference: Imagine a crowded bar and a bad rock band so loud you can’t make a pass at the girl on the bar stool next to you. Doug Nowacek, a marine ecology and bioacoustics expert […]

SONAR IMPACT ON MARINE MAMMALS

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Navy-funded study looks at sonar effects on marine life after federal ruling limited use Brittany Lyte – The Garden Island LIHUE — A Navy-funded project landed five scientists on a research boat in the waters between Kauai and Niihau earlier this month in an effort to learn more about the effects of sonar on whales […]

Your Subsea News | Cefas leads development of underwater noise monitoring network

Cefas leads development of underwater noise monitoring network Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership to monitor the ‘soundscape’ in UK waters. The Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has teamed up with Marine Scotland Science and the University of […]