Ocean acidification boosts undersea noise pollution

12/21/2009 | Google

Low-frequency sound in the ocean, produced by natural effects such as rain and waves, along with human activity such as sonar, shipping and construction, is becoming potentially harmful to marine life, including whales and dolphins, according to a study. The acidification of the ocean has reduced the concentration of chemicals that absorb sound. According to researchers, sound absorption could be reduced by as much as 60% by 2100 if acidity increases.

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