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5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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What the world sounds like underwater

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The video records the underwater noise, produced by marine inhabitants, as well as ship traffic. The noise produced by ship engines and is a crucial point of concern among international organizations, as it is responsible for devastating marine ecosystems.

As explained, ship traffic noise has doubled every decade since the 1960s, and it’s wreaking havoc on marine life. Whales and dolphins are struggling to hear each other over the low-frequency din of boat traffic.

However, the most severe interruption of the ocean soundscape comes from “seismic surveying”, an oil and gas exploration process that involves firing high-powered airguns in the water to map out the ocean floor.

This video was originally published at Vox news, and it was made in collaboration with Twenty Thousand Hertz, a podcast “that dives deep into all kinds of stories about sound.”

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