We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the sound of sonar

In September 2002, a number of beaked whales were stranded and killed in the Canary Islands during a NATO naval exercise. It was the first time we started to get a real understanding of the negative effects of sonar sounds on cetaceans, which includes whales, dolphins and porpoises.

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Last updated on 26 April 2022

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