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Thread: Noise in the sea hinders porpoises

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    Noise in the sea hinders porpoises

    http://www.nu.nl/wetenschap/3915457/...uinvissen.html

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    Noise from marine engines and windmills interfere porpoises in the sea. Due to the noise the animals struggle to hear and communicate with each other.

    According to a Wednesday presented research that has been done with the porpoises staying at Ecomare on Texel and the Dolphinarium in Harderwijk.

    With brain sensors measure what could hear porpoises. If noise from ship was simulated, the animals heard considerably less.

    Communication is important for porpoises to stay in the sea together.

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    Other sea creatures suffer from the noise underwater, showed earlier studies. The European Union is negotiating with the industry about the construction of quieter ships.

    The EU uses for this include the figures of this study, according to the Dolphinarium.

    By: ANP

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    Oh no....see sometimes technology is not always better
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    Interesting. Oceana is pushing to end off-shore drilling and enable wind power:

    http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/04/wi...-off-the-earth

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    In all seriousness, with Aruba's "green initiative" what are they going to do with all of the cars, buses and trucks on the island? Are they going to outlaw petroleum powered engines on motor vehicles and mandate electric only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    In all seriousness, with Aruba's "green initiative" what are they going to do with all of the cars, buses and trucks on the island? Are they going to outlaw petroleum powered engines on motor vehicles and mandate electric only?
    That's a really good question and, given the microcosm that is Aruba, it's plausible that it could happen very quickly especially if the government created tax incentives for people to convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    That's a really good question and, given the microcosm that is Aruba, it's plausible that it could happen very quickly especially if the government created tax incentives for people to convert.
    It could also happen very quickly if the government required people to convert, but like here in the USA, I can only imagine the outcry if people were FORCED to spend money they did not have. Tax incentives are a great way to get a credit on a fee you would have to pay anyway, but the outright force people to spend the money to replace their vehicle is another.

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    Somewhat related:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/wi...826206?cmp=rss

    In essence, the Canadian government just spent $2.1M to determine that loud noises irritate people. Sigh.

    I will now study myself for free and determine that the Canadian government irritates me.

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