Scientists Begin Studying 'The Year Of The Quiet Ocean’
Provided By - Video Elephant on April 12, 2021
Ocean scientists have started listening to the ocean soundscape before, during, and after the coronavirus lockdown.
According to researchers, the coronavirus pandemic caused a “unique moment” of quiet in the global ocean.
Scientists will use sounds captured from 200 underwater microphones to “measure the changes in noise" in the ocean.
The study aims to discover how decades of ocean noise has affected marine life.
The thing about noise is that it's relatively easy to turn down the volume, Professor Peter Tyack, University of St Andrews.
These underwater microphones can also tell us more about climate change, “from the sounds of icebergs calving”.
Noise pollution in the ocean has caused the mass stranding of deep-diving whales and several other species.