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Researching the Impacts of Noise Pollution on Marine Life

An important study was launched in Ireland last month. Researchers plan to use acoustic monitoring to assess the impact of ever-increasing noise pollution on sea life.

“The Smart Whale Sounds project will provide a much greater understanding of what is happening on ocean floors – specifically helping with the identification and classification of species in Irish waters, their distribution and behaviour and how noise pollution is changing these patterns. In the long-term, it could potentially lead to the development of an early warning system that will enable ships to reduce their speed in time to lessen the considerable risk of whale ship strikes.”


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https://envirotecmagazine.com/2021/03/20/first-of-its-kind-study-examines-the-impact-of-ocean-noise-pollution-on-irelands-marine-life/


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