| "Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."
Ocean Noise Research Projects
Our passive research program focuses on improving our understanding of the effects of ocean noise, human and biological, on communication in marine animals. Our work spans a broad range of research and management areas, with long term ongoing research in the Stellwagen National Bank Marine Sanctuary; across all of US waters with the Noise Recording Station program; helping to carve a new NOAA Ocean Noise Strategy Framework; in addition to creating new science tools for managers and scientists to use that evaluates both cetacean distribution and density and sound in the ocean through the NOAA Cetsound project.