Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Noise in the ocean

According to this article in the New Scientist, the oceans are becoming so noisy that some whales are having to "yell" - but some also may give up communicating altogether.

How much worse is it likely to be when all the planned offshore wind turbines are built? If it is true that whales have an important role in the carbon storage capacity of the ocean, then we have even more reason to think twice before going ahead with an expansion of offshore wind power.

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