Update Noise Regulations to Protect Seals, Porpoises

Harbor porpoise engaged in experiment where its hearing sensitivity is measured by means of electrodes attached with suction cups to the skin. CREDIT: Solvin Zankel, Fjord&Belt, Kerteminde, Denmark

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2022 – Noise produced by pile drivers building offshore wind turbines can damage the hearing of porpoises, seals, and other marine life. Regulations are in place, but guidance on this difficult topic requires regular revisits to incorporate results from…click to read more

From the Journal: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Article: Thresholds for noise induced hearing loss in harbor porpoises and phocid seals
DOI: 10.1121/10.0011560

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