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Noise pollution is an invisible threat to ocean wildlife, but it is a major — and often fatal — threat. There’s almost no place in the world’s oceans where human sounds aren’t detectable, just as there’s hardly a mountaintop free of the roar of airplanes overhead. Military sonar, oil exploration, and industrial shipping are the loudest and most disruptive artificial ocean noises. Noise pollution is an invisible threat to ocean wildlife, but it is a major — and often fatal — threat. There’s almost no place in the world’s oceans where human sounds aren’t detectable, just as there’s hardly a mountaintop free of the roar of airplanes overhead. Military sonar, oil exploration, and industrial shipping are the loudest and most disruptive artificial ocean noises.

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