Individual right whales call louder in increased environmental noise.

  title={Individual right whales call louder in increased environmental noise.},
  author={Susan E. Parks and Mark P. Johnson and Douglas Nowacek and Peter Tyack},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={7 1},
The ability to modify vocalizations to compensate for environmental noise is critical for successful communication in a dynamic acoustic environment. Many marine species rely on sound for vital life functions including communication, navigation and feeding. The impacts of significant increases in ocean noise levels from human activities are a current area of concern for the conservation of marine mammals. Here, we document changes in calling behaviour by individual endangered North Atlantic… CONTINUE READING
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