Tag: sound pollution

December 12, 2022

Navy sonar disturbs Blainville’s beaked whale foraging

Blainville’s beaked whales rely heavily on echolocation to track down prey during deep dives under the ocean’s surface. They use clicks to locate squid hundreds of meters down, sometimes diving...

February 3, 2021

The deafening underwater soundscape of bearded seals

Bearded seals create a deafening underwater soundscape in the Canadian Arctic Ocean — particularly during mating season. Explorations of the types of sounds they make and the volume of those...

March 30, 2020

Research sheds light on sensory pollution and wildlife

Light and sound pollution can dramatically alter how wildlife behave and jeopardize animal conservation. Bright lights can confuse sea turtles heading to the coastline. Noisy roads can interfere with mating...