humans are disrupting the animals
natural soundscapes with loud and unfamiliar sounds. some birds now sing at
night to hear each other over the noise of a city. ship noise in the ocean makes
it harder for fish to find mates airplane noise increases heart rate and
stress hormones and land mammals noise causes animals to abandon habitats and
can even lead to hearing loss and ultimately population decline.
acoustician study noise and how it impacts animals and work to reduce noise
pollution by developing quieter roads and cars, designing noise reduction
barriers, creating quiet areas for marine animals and developing quieter ships.
research in acoustics finds new ways to reduce and stop noise pollution to help
protect animal species and to make sure the sounds of today don’t become the
silence of tomorrow