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Communicating the issue of underwater noise pollution: The Deaf as a Fish Project
Sebastianutto, L.; Stocker, M.; Picciulin, M. (2016). Communicating the issue of underwater noise pollution: The Deaf as a Fish Project, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 993-999. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_123
In: Popper, A.N.; Hawkins, A. (Ed.) (2016). The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc: New York. ISBN 978-1-4939-2980-1. xxx, 1292 pp., more
In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 0065-2598, more
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Keywords
    Communication; Underwater noise; Marine
Author keywords
    Lay public

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  • Sebastianutto, L.
  • Stocker, M.
  • Picciulin, M.

Abstract
    Aquatic noise pollution is largely ignored by the lay public. How experts communicate this issue is critical to move public opinion. In 2010, the Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia (CaRiGO) bank sponsored the Deaf as a Fish project that included local underwater noise monitoring, a boat census, a pamphlet for nonexperts, and some seminars and public meetings. This project allowed us to raise interest in this issue. Using accurate and understandable language in a light-humored setting goes far toward cultivating trust from a public audience that can be intimidated or suspicious of complicated scientific messaging.

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