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Volcanic Soundscapes Reveal Differences in Undersea Eruptions

April 17, 2015

New research matching different types of underwater volcanic eruptions with their unique sound signatures could help scientists better detect and understand emissions occurring on the seafloor.

Link: Volcanic Soundscapes Reveal Differences in Undersea Eruptions

Listening to the deep

February 12, 2015

We know more about the surface of the Moon and Mars than we do about the ocean’s seafloor. With water encompassing 63.78 million square miles, the oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covering roughly one third.

Link: Listening to the deep

Breaking icebergs blast out noise

August 07, 2014

Iceberg disintegrations make the oceans noisier for months, and in the low frequencies that might affect marine mammals.

Link: Breaking icebergs blast out noise

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