A South African court has ordered oil giant Shell to suspend plans for seismic blasting along the country’s Wild Coast, in a decision hailed by environmentalists.
“2021 has been a banner year for female humpbacks coming into the Salish Sea with new calves.”
"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.
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