Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Do whales hear their dinner?

A research project led by the University of Auckland's Institute of Marine Science hopes to confirm
that large marine creatures such as whales, sharks and dolphins use hearing as a way of locating food.
They will play back recordings of prey in the water and track how whales respond to them.

The world-first study, beginning next year, has the potential to reveal important insights into the relationship between large organisms and their food sources - and whether noise from humans can be a barrier.

See full article here.

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