Why Whales Beach Themselves

Posted: July 8, 2013 in -
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If you don’t know — it’s been known for 20 years — it’s military SONAR.

Whales flee from military sonar leading to mass strandings, research shows

“Beaked whales, the most common casualty of the strandings, were shown to be highly sensitive to sonar. But the research also revealed unexpectedly that blue whales, the largest animals on Earth and whose population has plummeted by 95% in the last century, also abandoned feeding and swam rapidly away from sonar noise.”

Even the X-Files show did an episode on the phenomenon, with heads exploding.

 

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