"Today is a really good day for animals in Canada."
"What if you depended on sound for hunting your food and for communication? Do you think it would be disruptive?"
The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, adds more evidence that human-generated noise pollution interferes with marine life.
Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.
"Member countries must stand together and push progress towards whale protection, not let this commission be pulled back into the bygone era of commercial whaling."
At least 10 fracking chemicals routinely used in offshore fracking could kill or harm a broad variety of marine species, including marine mammals and fish.
California has just become the first state to ban orca breeding and orca entertainment shows.
The whalers expanded their hunting grounds in the Southern Ocean to make it difficult for the environmentalists to intercept them.
Researchers find high exposure to PCBs could drive some marine mammal to extinction.
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