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Old 08-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Human Noise Pollution in Ocean Can Lead Fish Away from Good Habitats and Off to Their Death

Human Noise Pollution in Ocean Can Lead Fish Away from Good Habitats and Off to Their Death
ScienceDaily
Aug. 13, 2010

Human noise pollution in ocean can lead fish away from good habitats and off to their death
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The growing amount of human noise pollution in the ocean could lead fish away from good habitat and off to their death, according to new research from a UK-led team working on the Great Barrier Reef.

After developing for weeks at sea, baby tropical fish rely on natural noises to find the coral reefs where they can survive and thrive. However, the researchers found that short exposure to artificial noise makes fish become attracted to inappropriate sounds...
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