Monday, December 14, 2009

Save the Whales (again)

At least five whales died when a pod of sperm whales were beached on the Italian coast.

According to the article in The Telegraph on Dec 12th, marine biologist Giuseppe Notarbartolo said noise from military exercises or surveys for underwater mineral deposits may have confused whales and interfered with their communication

Following an earlier posting on this subject, I would like to ask if anyone is doing any specific research to see if offshore wind turbines are causing problems to whales and porpoises? If not, and if someone did want to do this, would they get any funding? After what has come out yesterday about the way that concerns about the health effects of turbine noise on humans have been suppressed, what chance do the whales have?

Posted by Christine Lovelock

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