|Over the last century, human activities such as shipping, recreational boating, and energy exploration have increased along our coasts, offshore, and deep ocean environments. Sound from these activities can travel long distances underwater, leading to increases and changes in ocean noise levels in many coastal and offshore habitats.
This week's Friday Ocean Findings highlights 2 new assessments on impulsive sounds and the risk of impact from anthropogenic impulsive sound.
These other assessments, when viewed as part of the QSR 2023, help build a picture of the overall condition of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic and progress towards achieving our vision of a clean, healthy and biologically diverse North-East Atlantic Ocean, which is productive, used sustainably and resilient to climate change and ocean acidification. The results will also be used by OSPAR Contracting Parties to inform policy decisions.
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