Seismic, other sound at issue in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Subsea sound generated by seismic airgun arrays and other man-made sound sources in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico may be coming to the fore as an environmental issue during the next several years.Federal agencies say they are under pressure to more vigorously enforce environmental laws and regulations that bear on potential detrimental effects of man-made sound on mammals.This pressure has mounted with the recognition that sound levels in the oceans may have increased dramatically in the last 25 years and that seismic surveys, shipping, military, and research activities are contributors.The deepwater gulf is arguably the premier economic exploration play in the U.S. and is anticipated as t...

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