Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life.
But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world.
Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.
"Sonic Sea" - Winner of multiple international awards in 2016.
Sonic Sea ( ) is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean.  #sonicseafilm #oceannoise
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden, dramatic changes human activity is inflicting on the ocean's delicate acoustic habitat -- changes that threaten the ability of whales and other marine animals to prosper, to function, and ultimately, to survive. Sonic Sea features several charismatic scientists, including Ken Balcomb, the former Navy pilot and acoustics expert who proved to the world that naval sonar is killing whales, as well as the musician and environmental activist, Sting, whose moving interview connects the sonic world of marine life with our sonic world on land. The film offers solutions (and, by extension, hope) for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean's destiny is inextricably bound with our own.
Michelle Dougherty, Imaginary Forces
Daniel Hinerfeld Director
Multimedia and Film, Natural Resources Defense Council
Mark Monroe, Diamond Docs

Produced by
Bronwyn producer
Tristan producer
Peter Frankfurt...executive producer
Daniel Hinerfeld...producer
Chip Houghton...executive producer
Michael Jasny...associate producer / consulting producer
Kashina Kessler...associate producer
Shawna Moos...associate producer
Patrick Ramage...associate producer
Joel Reynolds...executive producer
Dunja Vitolic...associate producer

Music by 
Cinematography by 
Stacy Toyama...director of photography
Film Editing by Christopher S. Johnson
Sound Department 
Ron Aston...sound effects editor
Ryan Briley...dialogue editor
Robert Dehn...Sound Studio Manager
Taylor DePamphilis...sound editor
Trevor Gates...supervising sound editor
Jason Gaya...sound re-recording mixer
Music Department 
Leah Dennis...score coordinator
Vicente Ortiz Gimeno...arrangements and orchestrations
Alfred producer
Alexander Verbitskiy...score mixer

Produced and funded by NRDC & IFAW

Sonic Sea is about understanding and protecting the vast symphony of life in our waters.
We can reduce the impacts of ocean noise if we take action now.
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