From CBS News in the USA:
By Danielle Elliot
September 27, 2013, 2:10 PM
When about 100 whales ended up in the shallow waters of Madagascar‘s Loza Lagoon system in May and June 2008, scientists suspected that underwater sonar played a role.
Now, an independent panel of scientists has confirmed that there is a link between the sonar, used by Exxon Mobil in late May 2008 to map the ocean floor for oil, and the death of three-quarters of the displaced melon-headed whales.
When marine animals end up in areas where they wouldn’t naturally swim, such as shallow waters or on shore, it is called stranding. Stranding refers to any displaced marine animal, whether found dead or alive.
This is not the first study to confirm a link between sonar…
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