Whales are disturbed by noises made in trawling deep waters

Date: December 14, 2020

Source: Independent.ie
Author: Lorna Siggins

Whales are known to be disturbed by the noise of ships as well as oil and gas drilling, but a new study says bottom trawling by fishing boats can also upset them.

Scientists at NUI Galway’s (NUIG) Ryan Institute have found the sound generated by trawling for fish around underwater canyons is amplified and may affect marine mammals’ ability to hunt and navigate.

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