Understanding Noise Pollution in the Oceans


An octopus sits on a drillhead used by scientists at the University of Victoria. The drillhead’s named Cork, and hence it’s inhabitant, this octopus was nicknamed Corky. (Photo: NEPTUNE Canada)

Sound travels much faster in water than in air, and thus plays an enormous role in the lives of marine species. Reef fishes rely on sounds to communicate. So do whales and dolphins [...]