July 18th, 2017
We often think of the ocean as a quiet, peaceful place, filled with animals that don't make much noise. So when Christophe Haubursin from Vox went diving in the ocean for the first time, he was surprised at how rich the soundscape was: he could hear fish nibbling on coral and squid swimming. But more than anything, he could almost always hear the hum of a boat engine. It's part of a big problem in the ocean right now — ship noise has doubled every decade since 1970, wreaking havoc on marine life. This video was made in collaboration with Twenty Thousand Hertz, a podcast that dives deep into all kinds of stories about sound. Everything from "who's the person behind the voice on your phone," to "what do other planets sound like to our ears?" To hear more stories like this, subscribe at applepodcasts.com/20k. Marine life photographs courtesy of NOAA, STRI Office of Bioinformatics, and Richard Bejarano. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Vox to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Subscribe to Vox on YouTube! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Check out the full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o /////// Join Dallas at the Film & Music Conference on September 29th & 30th in Fort Worth, Texas. Register here. Defacto Sound is a sound team dedicated to making the world sound better. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org. Sign up for Squarespace and use the promo code “20K” for 10% off your first purchase of a website and domain. For a free audiobook and a 30-day free trial membership, sign up for Audible at Audible.com/20k. Check out Dallas’ “Starting and Growing a Podcast” Workshop at Together Workshops. Sign up with promo code “20K” for 20% off.