08 Jan '18, 2am

With #Trump’s offshore drilling decision, a look at how ocean noise wreaks havoc on marine life. https://t.co/FNfJgIH4uR

, Clark explains how noise pollution, most of it from ship traffic, severely disrupts marine life, especially among whales, which communicate and orient themselves through sound. He laments what he calls the “acoustical bleaching” of the oceans, a human-made cacophony that can tear apart the social networks of whales, adversely affecting survival and reproductive success. Science is only just beginning to understand this threat. But the good news, says Clark, is that technologies are being developed to drastically reduce the noise from ships and geological surveying. All that’s needed, he says, is the will to make the change.

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/features/how_ocean_noise_pollution_w...

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