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A Wail in the Ocean

Theme

Marine Biology, Sound and the Environment

Content

The talk will talk about the different types of whales, dolphins and porpoises. It will explain what sounds they make and listen to some of those sounds.  We talk about why they make these sounds.  Finally, we shall talk about how increasing noise that humans make in the ocean affects these animals.   

Why this is important?

Many species of whale where hunted to near extinction as a result of industrial whaling in the last century.  Some species continue to be highly endangered.  The increasing levels of noise is the ocean, which are a consequence of our increased industrialisation of the marine environment, pose a new threat, the consequences of which are still poorly understood.

Key descriptors

Whales and dolphins; sound; environmental impacts

Speaker

Paul White

 

 

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