A Dead Humpback, a Team of Scientists, a Race for Answers

Sound is a whale’s main navigational tool. So does ocean noise pollution impair their ability to communicate, to migrate, to mate? “Answers to these questions, among others, have eluded scientists, simply because 40-ton, seemingly healthy humpback whale carcasses with very little decomposition don’t wash up on our shores very often. So when Vector did, every second counted.”

Author: Sara Rimer
Published: Jun 10, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,333 words)