So I stumbled upon this video I want to share, by YouTube user ‘jeankikine’. It’s described as a ‘first meeting with a submarine sonar,’ though as a comment below the video on Reddit points out:
Not a submarine but rather a surface vessel, likely an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. This is in the Bahamas and there is a Naval facility there where they test sonar and all that sort of stuff.
Either way, here it is:
Now, firstly, yes:
I like how he zoomed in on the blue fish like “Was that you?!”
“I thought it was you guys”
There is also this other video that addresses the sounds in that video—with a sonar buoy also getting introduced into the equation—and it’s honestly just adorable much pure joy this bloke gets out of analysing and communicating some science:
More than anything else, though, that initial video made me think three things:
1. Holy sh*t am I totally terrified of the blank open ocean!
2. Won’t somebody think of the poor fu**ing whales and their eardrums?!
3. Industrial capitalism really has turned us into a complete and utter trash species. The noisy, dirty, violent neighbours on Planet Earth, who moved in after all these other millions of species were already here, and who will end up driving them all mad, or to death.
It also reminded me of this absolute terror:
Marine heat waves are wiping out ocean life and will continue to get worse.— Ben See (@ClimateBen) July 9, 2020
A path to extinction: corals are doomed.
Ocean heat buildup will affect global transfer of heat via deep ocean currents.
It's nearly irreversible, at least on a human timescale.https://t.co/VgJpKZO1vQ
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