Ocean soundscapes and the implications for wildlife

Tackling questions from the public at the interactive exhibition: Unearthed.

A wave tank, binaural and hydrophone recordings of sounds above and below water were featured in the installation Ocean Soundscapes which was showing at the Unearthed Exhibition at Dynamic Earth Edinburgh from 17-20 November 2017.

Clive Greated and student Sam Owens explained how ocean soundscapes have important implications for wildlife and are frequently disturbed by human intervention such as underwater construction, ship’s propellers and tidal stream energy devices. 

The installation was a joint project between the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and the Glasgow School of Art.  Around six thousand members of the general public visited the exhibition on the weekend with school visits on the other two days.