24 December 2011

Whales Might Be Going Deaf Thanks to Whale-Watchers


”Tourists are taken in boats to see whales from a distance of a few to hundred metres. This is a good source of income for tour operators. But the whales are exposed to high levels of noise generated by the engines of boats that often crowd around one or two animals. This has caused concern among researchers who believe that in the long run, such activities might affect the hearing capability of whales.”

DownToEarth.org


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