Identification of the Noise hotspots

Identification of the Noise hotspots for Marine mammals in the Indian Ocean Region

Anthropogenic underwater noise is a form of pollution considered as a major threat for the
conservation of marine wildlife, the impact of noise on marine mammals is a source of
concern given that they heavily depend on acoustic signals to fulfil their vital functions.
Their “acoustic habitat” appears nowadays altered by anthropogenic noise having both
direct and indirect effects on individuals and populations.

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