Ships may mask reef whale calls: Qld study

9 News

17 January 2014

Ships passing through the Great Barrier Reef could disrupt whales' ability to call out to one another, a study has found.

Researchers from James Cook University used a large underwater microphone to record noises at a reef off Townsville for three months last year.

Professor Colin Simpfendorf, who recently analysed the recordings, said three main sounds could be heard. Read more