Decompression sickness linked to naval sonar is behind whales' mass strandings, experts say

Scientists have long known that some beaked whales beach themselves and die in agony after exposure to naval sonar, and now they know why: the giant sea mammals suffer decompression sickness, just like scuba divers.

Japan Times

Last updated on 17 February 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Noise pollution
Species group: 
Marine mammals