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New Sensors Provide a Chance to Listen to the Leviathan

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Science  26 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5504, pp. 577
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5504.577

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One of the biggest challenges in studying the impact of noise on marine mammals is observing how the animals behave when they are under water and out of sight. A new sensor allows scientists to tag along as whales and other sea-dwelling mammals forage in the deep sea.