It is a place in which sound is a way of life, a way of survival or death. Lately, it is more of a place of death, rather than of life. This is sadly due to an increase in manmade pollutants, like entanglement or suffocation by discarded fishing nets and gear.
There is an increase in an equally ominous threat, that of noise pollution, this is causing disorientation for whales and dolphin pods who are increasingly being struck by ships or are being beached in growing numbers. Sonar and other doplar systems have pushed up ambient sound levels to a fever pitch underwater, turning the once gentle ocean symphony, into a symphony of death an pain.