the ocean depths have become a noisy place

SoundMap is a project to document and map man-made noise in the ocean by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The results have been compiled into the world’s first large sound maps. The ocean visualizations use bright colors to symbolize the sounds radiating out through the oceanic depths, frequently over distances of hundreds of miles. Via NYT here.

Sources: NOAA Underwater Sound Field Mapping Working Group; HLS Research; NCEAS

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