Learn about Ocean Noise

Learn about Ocean Noise 2017-02-10T21:57:21+00:00

How Fish Hear

Fish hear – depending on the species they may have any of a number of acoustical adaptations.
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What are Decibels?

In acoustics, the decibel is used to evaluate relative energy levels in terms of Sound Pressure Level (SPL).
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Activities

A collection of activities to explore and learn about the properties of sound either at home or in the classroom.
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Reading Audiographs

In the inhospitable arctic marine environment sound recordings can be one of the only ways to study wildlife and their habitat.
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Deploying Hydrophones

Deploying a hydrophone takes preparation and precision in the deep ocean.
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Timeline

Learn about the history of sound exploration and the use of acoustics as a tool for exploration, war, and communication.
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Sounds of the Bay & Match Game

Over the last 25 years bay restoration is bringing back some of the sounds of life in the bay.
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Video Series

An introductory series of videos presenting some interesting facts about the ocean, ocean life, and sound.
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Humans & Ocean Noise Pollution

The ocean is ten times louder today than it was just 50 years ago solely due to human causes. This estimate is based only on the noise from trans-oceanic shipping.
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Bioacoustics

Bioacoustics is the study of how humans and other animals use sound and acoustical perception to relate to their surroundings.
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