Marine Bioacoustics
/ Human Noise

OCR seeks to understand the impacts of human generated noise on marine life – using our understanding to inform ocean policy and practice.

Of concern are the noises generated by underwater acoustical communication networks, military sonar, seismic airgun surveys, seafloor oil and gas processing, and shipping noise. These noises can impose various impacts on marine life across all taxa – cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises), pinnipeds (seals and sea lions), fishes, and marine invertebrates.

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