Quiet brought on by the lockdown allowed scientists to study endangered killer whales in the Salish Sea. Dr. Daniel Fink hopes steps will be taken to make the waters quieter after lockdown.
Human noise impacts desert animals, too, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who shares an article on the effect of human noise on desert birds and mammals.
David Sykes wondered if anyone would take advantage of the pandemic-induced quiet for research purposes and was happy to hear about this young biologist studying birds and noise.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft reviews an article that talks about the impact of climate change on animals, adding that human noise interferes with animals, too.
Are birds singing more loudly? No, says Dr. Daniel Fink. It just seems like they are louder because their birdsong isn’t being drowned out by road traffic and aircraft noise.
David Sykes writes that researchers are finding that whales are enjoying the quiet brought on by the pandemic. Let’s hope humans are too.