First evidence that shipping noise stresses whales

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Baleine à bosse au large de l’Australie

Even whales find noisy neighbours stressful – and they show it in their faeces.

The oceans have become much noisier over the last century because of shipping. We know whales can cope with the din to some extent by calling more loudly, but we have no idea if they are stressed by noise.

The New Scientist

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