Decibel (Loudness) Comparison Chart
an interesting site if your interested in sound and understanding how measuring sound is determined.
dB or deciBel is the standard measurement for sound. about 3 dB is the noticeable difference in sound preasure levels, an increase of 10dB is ~twice as loud, or a doubling. Respectively an increase in 20dB is ~ 4 times as loud.
Subsequently a noisy office at about 90dB (about like an ocean's waves crashing) is is 4 times quieter than an a loud radio or stereo playing. OR it's about 32 times quieter than a jet engine from 100' away (about 140dB)
Or, if you have an extremely loud stereo like what I used to have in my old truck, I would go to competitions and hit around 148 dB, I've seen some close to 155dB
Basically what I'm getting at is, the ocean, however loud it is, is many many times quieter than what you can subject your household fish to. In my mind I think playing the drums loud or wailin' on the strat or les paul is about like a hurricane crossing over the coral reef.