"For decades scientists have known that naval sonar can have a
detrimental impact on marine life. The sound is so intense that marine
mammals will swim hundreds of miles, dive incredibly deep, or even beach
themselves in an attempt to flee the unbearable din. Beaked whales, in
particular, tend to strand themselves in response to sonar. A new review
paper, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, tells us why."
We should have banned this a long time ago, when the correlation was
clear, rather than waiting until we knew the exact method by which we
are causing harm.
Via Muse, who wrote:
"We stomp around in our big muddy boots, not caring what or who we step
on nor how much damage we do. When someone points this out we wail that
it's not our fault, it's in your imagination that any hurt was done, and
we have a right to do whatever we like.
Why aren't our hearts breaking? How can we bear this? Why aren't we
doing anything? Why do we satisfy ourselves with simply hating someone
who represents the villain, rather than taking real action?"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics