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Ocean Noise Reduction - Global

Saving marine life could be as easy as adjusting the volume

We make oceans safer and healthier without disrupting the livelihoods of people who depend on it. 

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#SaveOurSeas

We help nations develop common sense policies to reduce destructive ocean noise.

Problem

Ocean noise might not sound like the most urgent problem facing marine life. And yet, it isn’t just destructive, it can be deadly.

High levels of noise from shipping, oil and gas exploration, naval sonar training, and construction are drowning out the ocean’s natural sounds. This diminishes the ability for whales, dolphins, and other marine life to communicate, feed, breed, and survive.

Solution

Ocean noise and international commerce are connected. This is why we’ve worked to better understand the problem and set better standards.

In Europe, national legislation and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive envision firm decibel limits on ocean noise emissions. We’ve also worked with shipping companies and the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee to push progress further around the world.

Impact

We’ve found that in the Pacific Ocean, ship noise has doubled every decade over the last 40 years. And as a result of increased ocean noise, blue whales’ ability to interact has been drastically reduced with the distance they can communicate decreasing by 90 percent.

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Ocean Noise Reduction - Global

We make oceans safer and healthier without disrupting the livelihoods of people who depend on it. 

See how
#SaveOurSeas
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