For the Record – The effects of underwater noise on endangered killer whales

Carol Xu – Nov 26, 2018

Noise from vessels can disturb killer whales’s ability in finding food.

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A recent report by Phys.org shows that northern resident orcas are thriving while southern resident killer whales are struggling to survive. The two different marine mammals have similar diet and culture, but the difference between them is how humans interact with them.

Biologist and environmental acoustician Jen Wladichuk speaks about how sound in underwater affects killer whales’ survival, and what we can do to help the endangered mammals.