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Changing the soundtrack of the ocean | Steve Simpson | TEDxExeter


Far from being a silent world, our oceans are a rich tapestry of sound. But this soundtrack is changing, with devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Steve Simpson explains why humans are to blame and what we can do about it.


At TEDxExeter 2019 our theme was The Art of the Possible. We’re living in an age of polarity where many communities are feeling more and more divided, against a backdrop of increasingly populist politics which risk dividing us even further. Our talks offer an opportunity to pause and consider the future we want to create, the possibilities that may be obscured in the busyness of our everyday lives, and how we might get there. Find out more about TEDxExeter at https://www.tedxexeter.com/

TEDxExeter CURATOR: Claire Kennedy – https://twitter.com/clairekennedy__
PRODUCTION: First Sight Media – https://twitter.com/firstsightmedia


Steve Simpson is a marine biologist, fish ecologist and self-confessed ocean optimist. His main focus is on impacts of global change – including climatic warming, ocean acidification and noise – on fish, fisheries and marine ecosystems. Steve’s work on bioacoustics, including fish communication and soundscape mapping, was featured on Blue Planet II. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx