Some major ocean environmental issues, such as plastic waste or acidification, are well-known and abundantly covered in the media. The problem of underwater noise pollution is far less visible. But there are growing concerns informed by a reliable and consistent body of evidence on the impact of underwater anthropic noise on marine life. Although we do not fully comprehend yet all the consequences of this anthropic impact on fauna, recent scientific studies show that impacts are more serious than expected. Think of animals that are known to use sound as a communication means, such as cetaceans. But the problem is not limited to mammals. Species such as fish or cephalopods can be affected. In the worst cases, marine sound can be lethal for animals, but it also first affects behaviors and can result in physiological damage.
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