EOS Center research shows high-speed ferries, recreational boats are big noise polluters in SF Bay

Ferry with San Francisco skyline in background
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In a new study, researchers found that recreational boats and high-speed ferries contribute significant underwater noise in San Francisco Bay, a highly urbanized coastline that is increasingly becoming a stop along the migratory routes of gray and humpback whales and home to bottlenose dolphins and harbor porpoises.

The study was led by alumna Samantha Cope, who conducted the research while a graduate student at the EOS Center in the lab of Professor of Geography and Environment Ellen Hines.

To learn more, read the article on the SF State News site.