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  1. Underwater Noise Harms Whale CommunicationAccording to a NOAA-led paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology, high levels of background noise, mainly due to ships, have reduced the ability of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales to communicate with each other by about two-thirds.From 2007 until 2010, scientists from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Marine Acoustics Inc. used an array of acoustic recorders to monitor noise levels, measure levels of sound associated with vessels and to record distinctive sounds made by multiple species of endangered baleen whales, including “up-calls” made by right whales to maintain contact with each other.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/08/underwater-noise-harms-whale-communication

    Underwater Noise Harms Whale Communication

    According to a NOAA-led paper published today in the journal Conservation Biology, high levels of background noise, mainly due to ships, have reduced the ability of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales to communicate with each other by about two-thirds.

    From 2007 until 2010, scientists from Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Marine Acoustics Inc. used an array of acoustic recorders to monitor noise levels, measure levels of sound associated with vessels and to record distinctive sounds made by multiple species of endangered baleen whales, including โ€œup-callsโ€ made by right whales to maintain contact with each other.

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/08/underwater-noise-harms-whale-communication

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