Ocean Noise: Turn it down
IFAW report on the threat of ocean noise. For more information, see press release. The great whales and other marine species that share our ocean planet swim in a sea of troubles. Threats to these magnificent creatures and their underwater habitats seem to proliferate daily. Industrial chemicals, heavy metals and fertilisers, inappropriate coastal development, a rising tide of solid waste, entanglement in outmoded fishing gear, collisions with highspeed vessels, resurgent commercial whaling in the 21st Century and now the massive threat of climate change all threaten their survival. On top of these comes a new, emerging threat, as insidious as it is invisible: ocean noise pollution.