Manmade noise is threatening the balance of the world’s oceans. It is an invisible pollutant that affects the whole marine food web, from marine invertebrates to marine mammals.

Noise pollution is causing increasing concern to scientists who have, until recently, lacked a consistent and standardised method of collecting and interpreting the necessary data for understanding marine soundscapes. This has changed thanks to LIDO (Listen to the Deep), the only web-based real- or near-real time Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) system.  This unique approach has had a significant impact on how acoustic-based research is being conducted worldwide.

Ear to the Wild Foundation is deploying these "smart ears" to monitor underwater fauna and prevent negative effects from human activities