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Eurasia Review
Apr. 26, 2021
CCOM researchers, led by Jenn Dijsktra, have discovered that when it comes to climate change not all deep-sea corals and sponges are affected the same and some could be threatened if average ocean temperatures continue to increase in the deep sea of the Northwest Atlantic.
EurekaAlert!
Feb. 23, 2020
CCOM researchers, led by Jenn Dijkstra, have discovered that when it comes to climate change not all deep-sea corals and sponges are affected the same and some could be threatened if average ocean temperatures continue to increase in the deep sea of the Northwest Atlantic.
The Guardian
Apr. 17, 2021
A new software tool, Manta (Making Ambient Noise Trends Accessible), developed by an international team of experts led by CCOM research professor Miksis-Olds, will standardise ocean sound recording data which can be used to compare "normal" ocean sounds with the hush caused by the lessening of human-created ocean noise.
EurekaAlert!
Apr. 12, 2021
An international development team, led by CCOM research professor Jen Miksis-Olds, has released a user-friendly software program  created to process sound data collected from the world's oceans in a more standardized format that will enhance research and collaboration and help understand the global sea soundscape dynamics, including the impact of COVID-19 when travel and economic slowdowns put a halt to human activities in the ocean.
Granite Geek
Apr. 8, 2021
An international development team, led by Jen Miksis-Olds, has created MANTA (Making Ambient Noise Trends Accessible) Software to process sound data collected from the world’s oceans and help researchers understand the global sea soundscape dynamics, including the impact of COVID-19 when travel and economic slowdowns put a halt to human activities in the ocean. MANTA will be used to look at the effects of COVID-19 when human activities in the ocean, like shipping, fishing and recreational crafts essentially stopped, creating a unique opportunity for a time-series study of the impacts of sound on ocean soundscapes and marine life.
BBC
Apr. 9, 2021
CCOM Research Professor Jen Miksis-Olds is one of the ocean scientists around the world who are studying the "unique moment" of quiet created by the pandemic.