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Shhhh, the whales are resting

Source: phys.org

We need new guidelines to shield whales from human-made noise to ensure them some peace and quiet. It is no good keeping whale-watching boats out of whales’ sight if the noise from the boats’ engines disturb the whales most. And whales can hear the boats’ engines from far away, according to a Danish-Australian research team.

Whale-watching has become a multi-billion dollar business, and companies want to give passengers the best possible experience by positioning their boats close to the whales.

Public authorities around the globe have set restrictions on whale-watching boats in order to protect whales. MORE