Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) is one of the most comprehensive Internet resources on underwater sound. The DOSITS website and its associated educational materials introduce the science and uses of underwater sound and provides easy, efficient access to timely, peer reviewed content on the effects of underwater sound on marine life. There are several major content sections on the DOSITS site: Science of Sound in the Sea, People and Sound in the Sea, and Animals and Sound in the Sea. In addition to in-depth science content, the DOSITS website contains interactive galleries and education resources that provide a wealth of information for educators, students, and stakeholders. An extensive, interactive Audio Gallery includes over 65 examples of sound sources found in the oceans, from the unique underwater sounds of a lightning strike or ice cracking to the haunting sounds of the Weddell seal. In addition to the scientific content and specialty galleries, the DOSITS website also includes three major resource sections including a special section for teachers with resources and classroom activities. The information presented on the DOSITS website and its associated educational materials is based solely on current published scientific research, and all content has undergone a thorough review by a panel of scientific experts. The Discovery of Sound in the Sea website has been developed and produced by the University of Rhode Island's (URI) Office of Marine Programs (OMP) in partnership with Marine Acoustics, Inc. of Middletown, RI, with support from the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service.


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