The effect of ship noise to marine mammals
This thesis is a research and a record of the facts and conclusions drawn from its subject "The effect of ship noise to marine mammals”. Its goal is to highlight a very significant problem that of noise pollution, that sea mammals face due to the frequent passage of ships through their environment. Below will be analyzed terms of shipping and marine mammals, as well as the course of development of shipping over the years. Αlso, it will be analyzed how marine mammals and their life in the sea are affected by shipping, while at the same time Mr. Alexandros Fratzis from the Pelagos Institute will report important problems, including the sound of ships, which face the mammals of the sea in Greece and by extension throughout the world. To conclude, recommendations will be given in order to reduce the noise that ships create in the ocean, such as improve ships’ design to reduce hydrodynamic noise caused by propellers, reduce ships’ speed, route planning and management etc.