Bio-Buggy: Ear to the Harbor (B-Beh)

B-BEH) a multi-disciplined collaborative project, expands upon an existing biodiversity study of the urban Chesapeake Bay.  A group of scientists from the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, National Aquarium, and civic-scientists and artists from Baltimore Underground Science Space contributes to this biodiversity study.  B-BEH focuses on the role of sound that surrounds the study, while adapting the cross-disciplinary science of bio-acoustics to identify healthy acoustic environments.  B-BEH will raise awareness of the effect of human noise on delicate urban estuaries. “The aquatic environment is increasingly bombarded by a wide variety of noise pollutants whose range and intensity are increasing with each passing decade. Yet, little is known about how aquatic noise affects marine communities.”