Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NOISE POLLUTION EFFECTS HUMPBACKS

Noise Pollution Effects Humpbacks

tidowaveUnderwater, sound can carry for many miles. Whales and other ocean creatures depend on sound for communication, warnings of danger, and to orient themselves as they traverse the seas. During Tagruato’s construction of the Chuai drilling station in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, ubiquitous sound pollution pierced the waters for over a year. Hundreds of humpback whales returning from the tropical climates they had migrated to for the winter were scared and confused by the strange noises. The whales were forced to divert themselves and their calves from established migration routes they had been using for generations. Many starved to death before they could reach the feeding waters.

Tagruato denies any responsibility for attributing to the already dwindling population.

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