Shipping noise can disturb porpoises and disrupt their mealtime


porpoise with tracker attached
TAG TEAM Researchers tagged seven porpoises with sensors that were attached via suction cups, which detached harmlessly after about a day.

Harbor porpoises are frequently exposed to sounds from shipping vessels that register at around 100 decibels, about as loud as a lawnmower, scientists report February 14 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Sounds this loud can cause porpoises to stop echolocation, which they use to catch food.

While high-frequency submarine sonar has…

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