# What are the limitations of using Magnetic induction rather than acoustic communication in underwater communication

In underwater environment, Why acoustic underwater communications are still famous more than magnetic induction communication however in magnetic induction underwater communication, higher data rate is offered, shorter propagation delay and highly environment-independent channel behavior? In other words, what are they disadvantages of using magnetic induction communications in underwater environment?

• Maxwells equations say a changing magnetic field coexists with a changing E field. – user28715 Mar 21 '19 at 13:32