Posts Tagged ‘beaching’

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Advances in research on the impacts of
anti-submarine sonar on beaked whales

 

Whales are found to have “the bends” or nitrogen gas built up in their blood. The theory is that the sonar chases them in a panic to escape, and they may be diving to extreme depths to try and avoid it, and then resurfacing to breathe, and this is more than they can take.

 

SAVE THE WHALES

 

 

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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.