This afternoon we have examined the issues of whale intelligence and biology, but now we have now moved onto an issue relevant to WDCS's current work, that of noise pollution. The London Academy have taken a brilliant approach to comparing the issue of noise as a threat to cetaceans by comparing threats to humans. They have used a number of loud noises to make us all jump out of our seats. And yet the noises they have used may be quieter than some noises that we expose dolphins and whales too!
The students have gone onto let us know that whales and dolphins primarily sense by sound and so their world can be made intolerable by human noise pollution.