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Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

March 02, 2016

NEWPORT, Ore. – For what may be the first time, scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world’s oceans and instead of finding a sea of silence, they discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.

Link: Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells

January 04, 2016

When one of the world’s largest container ships passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on New Year’s Eve, it raised the curtain on a new era for West Coast container ports — and raised new anxiety for marine biologists.

Link: Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells

Sound Check: New NOAA Effort Underway to Monitor Underwater Sound

June 09, 2015

Quiet enough to hear a pin drop or so noisy you can barely hear the person next to you? NOAA is now undertaking a novel effort to answer these questions.

Link: Sound Check: New NOAA Effort Underway to Monitor Underwater Sound

Earthquakes Strike off Oregon Coast; No Tsunamis

June 02, 2015

A series of earthquakes, some with a magnitude of more than 5, have shaken the sea floor off the Oregon coast since Sunday night. None has been large enough to prompt tsunami fears.

Link: Earthquakes Strike off Oregon Coast; No Tsunamis

No Tsunamis After 4 Earthquakes off Oregon Coast

June 01, 2015

Four shallow earthquakes hit off of Oregon's coast Sunday night and Monday morning, but weren't large enough to create a tsunami.

Link: No Tsunamis After 4 Earthquakes off Oregon Coast

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