Noise from big Ships disturbing Pacific Northwest Orca Whales
Pacific Northwest Orca Whales also referred as the killer whale or blackfish belongs to the dolphin family and it is the largest member of its family. It is found in all oceans and have a diverse diet. It is in the news after reports that noise from Large Ships is troubling Pacific Northwest Orca Whales.
Scott Veirs, an oceanographer who started a study on the subject published in the journal PeerJ, said that the ships are prevalent and also quite loud as compared to other noises in the oceans.
Noisy ships are causing problems for both Baleen and toothless and toothed whales as per a study which has been published in PeerJ. Whales communicate and navigate in a unique way, and any interfering sound which is at the right frequency can make the whales distressed and unable to hunt or even lose their bearings and get lost.