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The first direct measures of how Cuvier's beaked whales respond to military sonar

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Research and Methods: Subregional/National
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The Integration / Strategies: National strategies, Action plans, Capacity building, Implementation

Two tagged Cuvier's beaked whales have shown intense and lasting avoidance behaviours in response to military sonar. In the first study of this kind, the whales showed significant responses to sonar at volumes that are currently assumed in the US to have no effect on behaviour.

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