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Physical and physiological effects

The JIP aims to understand the potential effects of sound from exploration and production activities on the physiology and hearing of different types of marine animals.

Whether a sound affects an animal depends on its frequency, volume, duration and the time it takes to reach its maximum level. The JIP has focused on conducting studies to understand the potential physical effect of sound from seismic surveys on a variety of marine mammals and fish. Studies are conducted on a species by species basis.

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