Sonic Sea

Artist Response:



Umi no oto

(The sound of the ocean)


Heiwa to aoi ya

(Peaceful and blue)



(Cannot bear/last)

Scientist response:

This film barely scratches the surface of the impact of sound on ocean life. There are many points mentioned, but not followed up on, such as how sonar will affect the fishing industry. The visualisation of the sound effects and sonar is a plus, but it feels haphazard, and reeks of being a film with too little budget to get proper expertise on the subject.

There is significant thought on mitigation factors, such as clean energy/ships, or that larger ships can reduce significant amount of noise, and how oil mapping is one of the major causes of this noise. Though sadly, too much information has been simplified for the general viewer.

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Han Feng


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