Sea mammals Are Coping With Humans’ Noise
Man-made noises in water terribly affect the hearing of whales and other sea mammals but what scientists have discovered recently has bought a new hope to ease the situation for sea mammals big.
Since many years, researchers are studying to free the whales and other sea mammals from the man-made underwater noises, which put them at a higher risk of deafening or temporarily losing their hearing.
The reports recently published in New York Times show that scientists have found in their new research that whales can also turn down the volume to help protect themselves like humans.
“It’s equivalent to plugging your ears when a jet flies over. It’s like a volume control”, University of Hawaii marine biologist Mr. Paul Nachtigall told.
Following the findings, some scientists are suggesting that humans must develop some warning signals to alert whales, dolphins and all the other sea mammals of loud noises to lessen the ocean noise and its affect on the water animals to the maximum.
Undersea activities are growing and so are oceans becoming noisier with sound waves travelling hundreds of miles underwater.
Scientists suggest lessening the noise levels for sea mammals as they doubt that disorientation, tissue damage and impaired ability to find food or navigate are consequences of a noisy environment.
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