Whale conservationists launch campaign against noise pollution
"There's a lot of development going on in the seas of Europe that hasn't been going on before," Simmonds said.
"As people who are essentially environmentalists at heart we like renewable energy...but it's the way that these things are being constructed and fixed into the seabed, the hammering, the pile-driving, this is a very loud source of noise."
October 6, 2010
by Sophie Tarr
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society has called for quiet, saying underwater noise poses a growing threat to the world's marine mammals. It says quieter ways of conducting business at sea are already at hand.
Underwater noise is more than just pollution - it's a killer.
This is the message the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society hopes to spread with "Sonar Sucks," a campaign launched in Germany this week to raise awareness of the impact of underwater noise on sea mammals.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has called for a range of noise-fighting measures to be implemented,... [continue via Web link]