> I've known about whales' song for a long time and I've heard it many times and also astounded by the distance that their songs could travel, that they have to communicate sometimes ocean-wide. It's like a telephone. And so it would be logical that their hearing would be as powerful as their reach when they sing.
> I make my living as a musician, I've subjected myself to industrial levels of noise because of it, and my hearing is impaired. I'm so increasingly more aware of the sonic world we live in. I prefer silence.
> I was born and raised next to a shipyard in the north of England. At the end of my street are some of the biggest ships ever constructed on planet Earth. They would launch off, the timbers cracking and the drag chains being pulled, and as a small child I found that stirring and frightening.
> No, you wouldn't think about what was going on under the sea. It was just a means of transporting things or transporting people rather than to go underneath it.
> I was listening to the noise that sea mammals and fish are subjected to, which was painful to me. I can see that it would cause a psychosis, day after day.
> We are searching harder every day for more and more oil, everywhere. So if there is a technology to make it less abusive to the sonic world, then we should embrace them, no matter what the cost.