Within its „weekly science podcast“ THE GUARDIAN has released three episodes focusing on ocean noise. Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has put together extraordinary podcasts taking a deep dive into the world of sound underwater. In the description to the serious, it’s beautifully noted that „contrary to the popular belief, and the writings of Jacques Cousteau, life beneath the ocean surface is not a silent world but a dense and rich sonic environment where sound plays a fundamental role in life“.
Interviewing various experts, including researchers and conservationists, he investigates the role of sound in the oceans, species specifics, but also the threats it poses once sound turns into disturbing and harmful noise.
During his journey, he has also approached OceanCare . In episode three he discusses with our policy expert, Nicolas Entrup, failures of governments addressing this particular form of pollution, as well as a way forward and potential solutions.
These podcast episodes poses a significant contribution to raising awareness and drawing the public’s attention to this serious issue, which has far too often been overlooked.
Enjoy listening to these episodes:
episode 1: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2019/may/03/oceans-of-noise-episode-one-science-weekly-podcast
episode 2: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2019/may/03/oceans-of-noise-episode-two-science-weekly-podcast
episode 3: https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2019/may/03/oceans-of-noise-episode-three-science-weekly-podcast