No one sees it, no one hears it

Interview with Heike Vester, Oceansounds, Henningsvær, June 2014

When you’re above water it’s beautiful, silent, and then you hang in the hydrophone, and you hear… Right now we hear a lot of the seismic shootings. Last week we had three boats at the same time, one is 500 kilometers away, the other 200 kilometers away. And then the whales are gone…
–You hear the boats…?
–No, seismic. When they’re looking for the oil, they use seismic air guns. Seismic investigation. It travels for 2000 kilometers, and there’s no regulation.

It’s underwater, no one sees it, no one hears it… If I wouldn’t be there with my hydrophone, no one would know.