Sonic Sea

Documentary exploring the devastating effect commercial ships have on marine life...

There are an estimated 60,000 commercial ships traversing the world’s oceans at any given time, and while humans are unaware of the noise created by these ‘cities on water’, the effect on marine life is devastating.

This gentle, beautifully shot documentary illustrates the impact of ocean noise pollution, with distressing opening scenes of stranded whales in the Bahamas in 2000.

Scientists explain how whales and dolphins rely heavily on their sense of hearing to communicate and look at how human activity is threatening their survival. Look out for a moving interview from musician Sting, too.