There are many kinds of impacts or threats to the open ocean. Some are natural, like storms, and some are man made, like pollution. The pictures below show some impacts of both kinds. Man Made Impacts to the Open Ocean. Man Made vs Natural. Storm Events
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There are many kinds of impacts or threats to the open ocean. Some are natural, like storms, and some are man made, like pollution. The pictures below show some impacts of both kinds.
Man Made Impacts to the Open Ocean
Today we will concentrate on Marine Debris and Noise Pollution
Marine animals, particularly marine mammals and fish, use sound for reproduction, feeding, predator avoidance, and navigation (Popper 2003).
Marine life uses sound because sound travels 5 times the speed of sound in air. Vision is only useful for tens of meters underwater, yet sound can be heard for hundreds, even thousands of kilometers.
Noise pollution is any man made noise that might be louder
than the natural sounds in the ocean!!!
Natural Man Made
Sounds above 90 dB can damage the human ear
Pilot whale stranding
Trash may get washed off the land by rain or rivers, washed off the beach by waves, or dumped at sea by people!