Lowell Lecture

Boston Area Premiere: Sonic Sea

Date & Time

April 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring Leila Hatch, Ph.D, Marine Ecologist, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA and others.

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



The oceans are not a silent world, but dynamic, living symphonies of sound. In water, sound travels five times faster and many times farther than it does in air. Whales, dolphins, porpoises and other marine mammals have evolved to take advantage of this perfect sonic medium. Just as we rely on sight to survive, they depend on sound to hunt for food, find mates and detect predators.

Over the last fifty years, our increasing ocean presence has drastically transformed the acoustic environment of these majestic creatures. Undersea noise pollution is invisible but it is damaging the web of ocean life.

Sonic Sea is about understanding and protecting the vast symphony of life in our waters.