WhaleAndCalf; NOAA is working on a plan that could limit manmade noise undersea — and reduce the destruction it leaves in its wake. Reuters reports that NOAA is working on a 10-year plan scheduled to be released later in 2016 that will instate legal limits to the U.S.’s contributions to ocean noise, as well as collect important data that monitors how noise affects marine life.
A six gill shark paid us a visit, and even stuck around for a minute. Note the high diversity of coral species in the foreground. Look closely, and you can see brittle starfish hiding in in the corals.