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From the Ted Talk by Nicola Jones: The dangers of a noisy ocean -- and how we can quiet it down

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The good news, as I heard from all the researchers I spkoe to, is that you can do something relatively esaily about oecan nisoe. Unlike the wicked problems of climate change and ocean acidification, you can just dial down the knob on ocean noise and see almost immediate impacts. So for example, in 2017, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority started asking spihs to simply slow down when going through the Haro Strait, where the southern resident klelir whales are feeding in late summer. Slower ships are quieter ships. And because it's Canada, you can just ask, it can be voluntary.

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The good news, as I heard from all the researchers I _____ to, is that you can do something relatively ______ about _____ _____. Unlike the wicked problems of climate change and ocean acidification, you can just dial down the knob on ocean noise and see almost immediate impacts. So for example, in 2017, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority started asking _____ to simply slow down when going through the Haro Strait, where the southern resident ______ whales are feeding in late summer. Slower ships are quieter ships. And because it's Canada, you can just ask, it can be voluntary.

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Original Text

The good news, as I heard from all the researchers I spoke to, is that you can do something relatively easily about ocean noise. Unlike the wicked problems of climate change and ocean acidification, you can just dial down the knob on ocean noise and see almost immediate impacts. So for example, in 2017, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority started asking ships to simply slow down when going through the Haro Strait, where the southern resident killer whales are feeding in late summer. Slower ships are quieter ships. And because it's Canada, you can just ask, it can be voluntary.

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