HAWAII MISSION

CORAL REEFS

  • Sound travels about five times faster in water

  • Coral reefs support diverse species

  • Fish and aquatic mammals who live near coral reefs are sensitive to noise

Watch this video. You are watching divers explore a coral reef where hydrophones were deployed at 2 sites, S1 near a boat corridor, and S2 near the coral reef.

Is there a difference in the soundscape diversity between the two sites? 

2. Write your hypothesis.