Does Anthropogenic Sound Impact Cetaceans and Other Marine Life?

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Does Anthropogenic Sound Impact Cetaceans and Other Marine Life?
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Research has shown that anthropogenic or manmade sound had a profound impact on cetaceans and other marine animals. Concern centers on species nearing extinction with sound impacts on population changes, feeding patterns, avoidance, and other behavioral alterations. In light of known mass strandings concurrent with Navy sonar testing and ten-fold increase in anthropogenic sound in the last decade, international concerns over the welfare of endangered species, fishing grounds, and marine habitat are at an all-time high. The debate is not so much whether anthropogenic sound has a negative impact as it is over how much is too much, and who is going to regulate it. A...
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