Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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Ocean Systems (OCS)

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Monday 09 October 2023
The changing climate creates more noise in the oceans
Due to the changing climate, the underwater world is getting ever noisier. That is the main conclusion of a study that was published today in the scientific journal PeerJ. "In some places, by the end of this century, the sound of ships, for example,…

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Thursday 12 January 2023
Is the ocean getting noisier? The AQUA expedition
Climate change will likely make the oceans noisier. Not only does increased ship traffic add noise, the ongoing dissolution of CO2 into the ocean makes seawater more acidic and that, in turn, makes sound travel further underwater. Various studies…
Friday 09 July 2021
NIOZ@SEA | AQUA expedition from Azores to Iceland
Has water chemistry an effect on the propagation of sound in the ocean? The sound emitted in the ocean decreases exponentially with distance. One of the components contributing to this decrease is the absorption of sound by the seawater chemical…

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