News tagged with ocean noise

Homing in on a potential pre-quake signal

In a new analysis of the 2004 magnitude 6.0 Parkfield earthquake in California, David Schaff suggests some limits on how changes measured by ambient seismic noise could be used as a pre-earthquake signal.

dateAug 02, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Ocean cacophony a torment for sea mammals

With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and gas exploration and the underwater din of military testing, ocean noise levels have become unbearable for some sea mammals.

dateDec 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Baby corals dance their way home

(PhysOrg.com) -- Baby corals find their way home in their first days as free-swimming larvae by listening to the noise of animals on the reef and actively swimming towards it, an international team of researchers ...

dateMay 15, 2010 in Environment
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Sound maps reveal whales and noise pollution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chris Clark discussed his state-of-the-art acoustic animations and the difficulties facing whales Feb. 21 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego.

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Ecology
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