Since submarines began roaming the depths in World War I, sailors and  oceanographers, who use sonar technology to map seafloor topography and  identify ocean life, have regularly run into “acoustic  ghosts”—inexplicable bodies of movable mass that sometimes rivaled the  size of a city. Every time a theory emerged to explain the phenomenon, however, it was quickly shot down.
In 2003 scientists aboard a research vessel just south  of Long Island, New York, discovered that the UFOs were composed of  hundreds of millions of fish—massive gatherings on a scale never before  documented. Using low-­frequency sonar technology that penetrated  hundreds of miles, they identified a school roughly the size of  Manhattan.
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Since submarines began roaming the depths in World War I, sailors and oceanographers, who use sonar technology to map seafloor topography and identify ocean life, have regularly run into “acoustic ghosts”—inexplicable bodies of movable mass that sometimes rivaled the size of a city. Every time a theory emerged to explain the phenomenon, however, it was quickly shot down.

In 2003 scientists aboard a research vessel just south of Long Island, New York, discovered that the UFOs were composed of hundreds of millions of fish—massive gatherings on a scale never before documented. Using low-­frequency sonar technology that penetrated hundreds of miles, they identified a school roughly the size of Manhattan.

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Noise pollution is a proven health risk, which is why citizens living  under flyways often receive subsidies to have their homes insulated  against airplane roars, and cities put up barrier walls along busy roads  that abut residential neighborhoods. We’re not the only species that  gets stressed out and sickened by loud sounds. Fish, for instance, can  be physically damaged by human noise, whether it’s coming from an  under­water pile driver or a commercial barge.
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Noise pollution is a proven health risk, which is why citizens living under flyways often receive subsidies to have their homes insulated against airplane roars, and cities put up barrier walls along busy roads that abut residential neighborhoods. We’re not the only species that gets stressed out and sickened by loud sounds. Fish, for instance, can be physically damaged by human noise, whether it’s coming from an under­water pile driver or a commercial barge.

Read about the cities and companies that are proactively fighting for healthy fish …