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Recent experiments demonstrate that beaked whales are sensitive to sonar

Some marine mammals, such as harbor porpoises, have been shown to be sensitive to sound, such as that generated by sonar; some marine mammals do not seem to be bothered. Using a large array of underwater microphones, assessment of marine mammal impacts during sonar exercises at the Navy's underwater...

Noise Can Alter the Composition of an Ecosystem

Prior posts have reviewed the wide variety of "selection factors" than can drive evolution in a species. Now it appears that noise can alter the makeup of an entire ecosystem. Researchers have found that noise can drive away some species and sometimes encourage others, which in turn can influence...