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Why do beaked whales return to a Navy sonar range despite frequent disturbance?

19:00 EST 28 Jan 2019 | AAAS

(Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) Using data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within parts of a Navy sonar test range off Southern California that have dense patches of deep-sea squid. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, shows that beaked whales need these prey hotspots to survive, and that similar patches do not exist in nearby 'sonar-free' areas.

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