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Seismic Surveys for Oil Exploration are Killing Squid

"At the time of the strandings, ships offshore were exploring for oil and gas with air guns, which produce high-intensity, low-frequency sounds. Some researchers suspected that the loud noises were harming the squid, just as they are known to harm marine mammals. A new study supports that hunch, reporting massive damage to the sound-detecting structures of squid and other cephalopods that were exposed to loud noises." - excerpt from this article in ScienceNOW.

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