|Title:||Gas-bubble lesions in stranded cetaceans. Was sonar responsible for a spate of whale deaths after an Atlantic military exercise?||Authors:||Jepson, P. D.
Arbelo Hernández, Manuel Antonio
Patterson, I. A.P.
Castro Alonso, Pedro Luis
Baker, J. R.
Ross, H. M.
Herráez Thomas, Pedro Manuel
Pocknell, A. M.
Rodríguez Guisado, Francisco
Howie, F. E.
Espinosa de los Monteros y Zayas, Antonio
Reid, R. J.
Jáber Mohamad, José Raduán
Cunningham, A. A.
Fernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús
|UNESCO Clasification:||240118-1 Mamíferos. Ungulados||Keywords:||Whales
|Issue Date:||2003||Journal:||Nature||Abstract:||There are spatial and temporal links between some mass strandings of cetaceans - predominantly beaked whales - and the deployment of military sonar. Here we present evidence of acute and chronic tissue damage in stranded cetaceans that results from the formation in vivo of gas bubbles, challenging the view that these mammals do not suffer decompression sickness. The incidence of such cases during a naval sonar exercise indicates that acoustic factors could be important in the aetiology of bubble-related disease and may call for further environmental regulation of such activity.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43375||ISSN:||0028-0836||DOI:||10.1038/425575a||Source:||Nature [ISSN 0028-0836], v. 425 (6958), p. 575-576|
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