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Ocean’s deepest spot a noisy place, Oregon scientists find
The deepest spot on Earth is a surprisingly noisy place, scientists from Oregon discovered when they lowered a hydrophone almost seven miles below the ocean surface into the Challenger Deep. Listen to what they found.
Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place
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.
Scientists Track Undersea Noise Pollution as Ship Traffic Swells
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.
Sound Check: New NOAA Effort Underway to Monitor Underwater Sound
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.
Earthquakes Strike off Oregon Coast; No Tsunamis
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.