04 May '11, 4pm

Giant Squid Are Killed By Ocean Noise Pollution, Study Shows : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Giant Squid Are Killed By Ocean Noise Pollution, Study Shows : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Evidence that Noise Kills Giant Squid and Other Cephalopods When giant squid washed up ashore along Spain's Asturias province in the early 2000s, the events occurred suspiciously close to when ships had used air guns to conduct low-frequency sound-pulse exercises in the region, Ocean Leadership reports. While the noises were a possible cause for the squids' deaths, it was not confirmed until a recent study completed by Michel André, a marine bioacoustician at Barcelona's Technical University of Catalonia and his team. A History of Harming Marine Animals with Noise Pollution We have known for some time that whales and other marine mammals which rely on sound for communication and navigation have been harmed by the noise pollution in the ocean -- either by not being able to hear, and therefore find, one another , or by being so blasted by loud sounds that they beach themselv...

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