Science of Sound: Ocean Acoustics

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Sometimes the earth is so noisy… roads, aeroplanes, volcanoes, construction work… but have you ever thought about how noisy it must be underwater, for the poor marine life that cannot escape? What if I told you that sounds underwater are even louder than they are above water? Particles in water are closer together than air particles. Not only is the noise irritating and unpleasant for marine life, a lot of animals use sounds and echolocation as their main form of communication. Sound travels over four times faster than in water, which means who whales can potentially speak to each other anywhere on earth! How crazy is that! Humans have definitely contributed to ocean noise, and so what can we do to reduce some of it? Buy local produce, then there will be less shipping. FuseSchool have partnered up with Incredible Oceans to help everyone become more ocean literate.


The ocean is a fun place to visit, with amazing creatures, and are vital for all of us on Planet Earth. SPECIAL THANKS TO:Ian Rowlands, Russell Arnott and Incredible Oceans for creating the script and video and the designers that made this video possible: BIng Rijper, Jean-Pierre Louw, Phoebe Hartigan, Peter Van De Heuvel, Waldi Apollis, Owain Oosthuizen, Cecil Bouwer VISIT Incredible Oceans at TO LEARN, RESPECT, PROTECT – WITHOUT SEAS WE’RE SUNK! Here are some more links on making our oceans a better place:……… SUBSCRIBE to the FuseSchool YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find all of our Chemistry videos here:… Find all of our Biology videos here:… Find all of our Maths videos here:… Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: Follow us: Friend us: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed:… ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us:


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