Join in a solstice event focused on safety for whales and marine life who will be impacted by the military and commercial expansion of technology into the ocean via the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT).
You may have heard about the Internet of Things, but not the “Smart Ocean” Internet of Underwater Things.
The "smart ocean" agenda is flying under the radar: if approved, it will soon be bombarding millions of whales and dolphins around the world with artificial man-made frequencies.
The Internet of Underwater Things will reportedly rely largely on sonar for underwater wireless communications.
Science has already established that sonar can interfere with marine mammals that rely on sound to meet to meet their basic needs. In the words of Pierce Brosnan, “The ocean is a world of sound. Whales, dolphins and marine mammals use sound to locate each other over great distances. Human
technology is drastically changing this environment, damaging the delicate web of life, threatening the ability of whales and other marine animals' ability to function, and ultimately survive.” See his video (5 mins).
Research has shown that high intensity sonar can cause whales to hemorrhage, strand, and die. Beaked whales have been known to panic and rush too quickly to the water’s surface in response to sonar, causing them to get the bends, and perish.