Listening to our Sanctuaries: Understanding and Reducing the Impacts of Underwater Noise in Marine Protected Areas

Listening to our Sanctuaries: Understanding and Reducing the Impacts of Underwater Noise in Marine Protected Areas

This webinar originally aired on May 8, 2014.

Increasing levels of human activity are contributing increasing levels of underwater noise to the world's aquatic places. In the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the federal agency most responsible for preventing harm to aquatic animals and their habitats. This presentation will discuss NOAA's interest in conserving acoustic habitat quality in addition to minimizing adverse physical and behavioral impacts of noise to specific species. It will also focus on the role that National Marine Sanctuaries are playing in NOAA's ocean noise strategy through both science and management initiatives.

This webinar was presented by Leila Hatch of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it was co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, EBM Tools Network, and MPA News.

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