Arctic whales threatened by collisions and noise pollution as ships begin crossing melting sea ice

'Even the North Pole may be passable within a matter of decades. It raises questions of how to allow economic development while also protecting Arctic marine species'

As shipping lanes open up in the Arctic due to vanishing sea ice, this untouched haven for marine creatures will be exposed to the new threat of boat traffic.

Last updated on 04 July 2018

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Marine mammals