Oil Leak 164 Deafening underwater noise

Some interesting research published by St Andrews University a few days ago suggesting underwater noise can cause temporary hearing loss in seals. This followed as study in the Moray Firth and suggested that noise can affect how sea mammals such as whales, dolphins and seals find food and communicate with each other. STS will of course increase underwater noise within the area of sea protected for bottlenose dolphins.

Here’s a link to the St Andrews University press release: