US moves forward with seismic search for oil in Atlantic

The US decided to allow a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas in the Atlantic ocean. This move was made in spite of protests claiming that these tests will use loud air gun blasts that will harm marine animals.

The ocean is full of sound, with many animals depending on it to survive. By using sound, many marine organisms can communicate underwater and understand information about their environment.

However, underwater noise deriving from human activity, produces sounds that...

https://safety4sea.com/us-moves-forward-with-seismic-search-for-oil-in-atlantic/

Canada announces $1.6 million to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

As part of its measures to protect endangered whale populations, Transport Canada will be working with multiple partners on the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program which is looking at ways to reduce underwater noise in key areas where there are Southern Resident Killer Whales.

This builds on an announcement by the Government of Canada in June 2018 of the $167.4 million Whales Initiative that increases Transport Canada’s research and...

https://safety4sea.com/canada-announces-1-6-million-to-protect-southern-resident-killer-whales/

Underwater noise problems come on the surface

The ocean is full with sound, with many animals depending on it to survive. By using sound, many marine organisms can communicate underwater and understand information about their environment. However, underwater noise deriving from human activity, produces sounds that interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear the natural sounds in the ocean, concluding on a major and often deadly menace to ocean wildlife.

Cetaceans such as whales are using mostly sound to survive in their...

https://safety4sea.com/cm-underwater-noise-problems-come-on-the-surface/

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