Whale behavior due to shipping noise

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are really neat mammals. They are evidence that our common ancestor exited the primordial sea; some became land dwelling mammals, but a few returned to the sea and re-adapted to their water-based environment. One can think of this as evolution going backwards, or maybe, evolution doesn’t have a direction and we…

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Marine life and environmental noise

I decided to go for a swim into the south pacific off the coast of Guam, and submerged to about 36,000 feet just to listen to how noisy the Mariana Trench is. The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean and runs roughly in a crest from a north to south direction.  The…

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