Not-So-Silent Sounds of the Sea

To take a look at NOAA’s Sound Field Data Maps, click here.

Scientists are using hydrophones to listen to what’s happening below the surface of the Arctic. Unlike a lot of our oceans, the Arctic Ocean is relatively untouched by human sounds. In these recordings, you can hear whales, seals, and other wildlife, plus sounds from passing boats. To listen to the sounds of the Arctic Ocean, click here.

To learn more about sound pollution with this video, narrated by Pierce Brosnan and co-produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, click here.

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