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Ukraine invasion may have triggered dolphin deaths

Following reports a few weeks ago that military dolphins were being used by Russia as part of its invasion of Ukraine, it now seems that more dolphins may have been casualties in the ongoing war. Scientists think that the increase in noise pollution caused by Russian naval activity in the northern Black Sea could be…

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Newer sonar technology still a threat to whales

A study into the effects of newer underwater sonar technology has revealed that it is just as disruptive to whales as sonar used by the military. Researchers at St. Andrews University, led by Professor Patrick Miller, looked at experiments on continuous sonar near Norway. Data from the new, continuous sonar was compared to data from…

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Minke whale calls drowned out by ocean noise

New research in Australia suggests noise pollution is affecting how minke whales communicate. We have known for some time that increasing ocean noise levels are affecting the behavior of whales, dolphins and other marine creatures. Orcas and humpbacks, for example, have modified their behavior to combat the noise by increasing the intensity of their calls…

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