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Increased Use of Seismic Surveys Spurs Push for Global Standards and Strategies

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Governments and industries around the world are increasingly using seismic surveys in order to explore for resources, but these methods can cause major noise pollution which threatens marine life.  In response to these threats, a global consortium of experts from universities and environmental organizations are working to put together standards that could apply across jurisdictional boundaries.  Not only would this save global industries from having to navigate individual national regulations, it would also help ensure that ocean noise is recognized as a global pollutant which needs to be managed and limited.

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