A few things, mostly technical notes...

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Sonar kills the whales?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Whales 'suffer from the bends':

Damage consistent with the bends - every diver's nightmare - has been found in the bones of sperm whales.

Researchers noticed that many of the bones contained lesions and pits

An acute form of the illness was also suspected in beak whales, which were beached after a naval sonar exercise. Sonar may distress whales into rising too quickly, resulting in potentially lethal cases of the bends.

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