Evidence that ship noise increases stress in right whales.


Baleen whales (Mysticeti) communicate using low-frequency acoustic signals. These long-wavelength sounds can be detected over hundreds of kilometres, potentially allowing contact over large distances. Low-frequency noise from large ships (20-200 Hz) overlaps acoustic signals used by baleen whales, and increased levels of underwater noise have been… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2429


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@article{Rolland2012EvidenceTS, title={Evidence that ship noise increases stress in right whales.}, author={Rosalind M. Rolland and Susan E. Parks and Kathleen E. Hunt and Manuel Castellote and Peter J Corkeron and Douglas Nowacek and Samuel K. Wasser and Scott D. Kraus}, journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences}, year={2012}, volume={279 1737}, pages={2363-8} }