Sphyrna Odyssey Quiet Sea: a historic mission
As part of the Sphyrna Odyssey Quiet Sea mission, two marine drones powered by renewable energy listened to cetaceans in the Mediterranean during and after the lockdown associated with the coronavirus health crisis.
A historic opportunity to observe marine wildlife in near silence and to measure the impact of noise pollution. The coronavirus epidemic and the lockdown measures taken by various countries around the world had a radical effect in terms of reducing maritime and air traffic. To measure the impact of this low level of noise pollution on cetacean behaviour in the Mediterranean, the Sphyrna Odyssey scientific mission launched the “Quiet Sea” mission on 23 April 2020.Read more