Michel André, a 2002 Rolex Awards Laureate, has just completed successful first-stage trials of the first ever whale anti-collision system. But, he says, his research raises a greater issue – the pollution of the world’s oceans with human noise.
decibels the background noise in the ocean has increased over the last 50 years
height, in metres, of Michel's whale anti-collision system
sites at which André and his team are gathering acoustic data as part of the European Seafloor Observatories Network