When whales can’t hear each other…

Wired Science just posted an interesting article about underwater noise pollution and its effect on whales, among others.

What’s interesting, here, is that the article supplies us with two audio example of whales communicating, one in a noise-free environment and the other recorded in the New York Harbor.

What immediately struck me, as a tinnitus sufferer (like most DJs) is the ressemblance with the “noise” this condition imposes on one’s hearing.

Not to make fun of this serious issue, can you imagine a whale-sized hearing aid? Or maybe they’ll have to start using a P.A. system to hear each other over the din… 😉

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