Apparently seismic surveying, the process of shooting off giant air guns into the ocean to survey the ocean floor for locations to drill for fossil fuels, is making the ocean REALLY REALLY LOUD!!!!
Below is a diver experiencing seismic surveying while underwater.
Andrew Stafford, Co-Founder and Director at Big Sync Music, and Steve Milton, Founding Partner at Listen, are featured in this WIRED magazine explaining some reasons why some iconic and familiar sounds in the digital age work so well. They also dish out some really fascinating history on some of the sounds.