COVID Pause Papers

Peer-reviewed Papers on the Effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic on Ocean Sound

Added 3 December 2021

  1. Basan, F., J.-G. Fischer, and D. Kühnel. 2021. Soundscapes in the German Baltic Sea before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:689860. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.689860
  2. Breeze, H., S. Li, E.C. Marotte, J.A. Theriault, J. Wingfield, and J. Xu. 2021. Changes in underwater noise and vessel traffic in the approaches to Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:674788. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.674788
  3. Dahl, P.H., D.R. Dall'Osto, and M.J. Harrington. 2021.Trends in low-frequency underwater noise off the Oregon coast and impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 149:4073; https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0005192
  4. De Clippele, L.H., and D. Risch. 2021. Measuring sound at a cold-water coral reef to assess the impact of COVID-19 on noise pollution. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:674702. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.674702
  5. Dunn, C., J. Theriault, L. Hickmott, and D. Claridge. 2021. Slower ship speed in the Bahamas due to COVID-19 produces a dramatic reduction in ocean sound levels. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:673565. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.673565
  6. Gabriele, C.M., D.W. Ponirakis, and H. Klinck. 2021. Underwater sound levels in Glacier Bay during reduced vessel traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:674787. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.674787
  7. Leon-Lopez, B., Eduardo Romero-Vivas, and L. Viloria-Gomora. 2021. Reduction of roadway noise in a coastal city underwater soundscape during COVID-19 confinement. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 149:652; https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0003354
  8. Pine, M.K., L. Wilson, A.G. Jeffs, L. McWhinnie, F. Juanes, A. Scuderi, et al. (2021). A Gulf in lockdown: how an enforced ban on recreational vessels increased dolphin and fish communication ranges. Glob. Change Biol. 27:4839–4848. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15798
  9. Ryan, J.P., J.E. Joseph, T. Margolina, L.T. Hatch, A. Azzara, A. Reyes, B.L. Southall, A. DeVogelaere, L.E. Peavey Reeves, Y. Zhang, D.E. Cline, B. Jones, P. McGill, S. Baumann-Pickering, and A.K. Stimpert. 2021. Reduction of low-frequency vessel noise in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during the COVID-19 pandemic. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:656566. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.656566
  10. Sertlek, H.Ö. 2021. Hindcasting soundscapes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in selected areas of the North Sea and the Adriatic Sea. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 9:702. https://doi.org/10.3390/ jmse9070702 
  11. Thomson, D.J.M., and D.R. Barclay. 2021. Real-time observations of the impact of COVID-19 on underwater noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 147:3390; https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001271