Humans are not exactly quiet creatures. In fact, we can be downright noisy. But how does our man-made, or anthropogenic, noise affect the organisms around us?
A recent study conducted by Scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol has found that "acute acoustic events" on the water, such as ships passing, actually does adversely affect marine life.
The marine creatures featured in the study were European eels, a species which breeds in the middle of the North Atlantic and then migrates to the European coast. The species is considered to be critically endangered, with the population of wild European eels having dropped 90% since the 1970s due to pollution and overfishing.