ambient noise

What is ambient noise?

ambient noise meaning acoustic signals originating from a variety of underwater sources, such as propeller cavitation, engine noises, animal sounds, wind, waves, and rain

Image of a spotted boxfish
The sounds produced by the spotted boxfish,Ostracion meleagris,contribute to the ambient noise on Pacific reefs. (Photo: Hawai’i Coral Reef network)

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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