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Breaking Waves Generate Low-frequency Sound

Caption: Breaking waves generate low-frequency sound in the ocean in addition to other natural and man-made sources. In the layer of water at the depth of minimal speed of sound (deep sound channel), low-frequency sound can travel thousands of kilometers in the ocean.

Credit: Photo credit Steven Businger

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