Difficulty level: medium
Listen to the recording and complete gaps in the text below.
Our subject today is .
We discuss a report on the effect of noise from ships on the behavior of whales. And, we visit a whaling museum on the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts.
Passenger ships, trade ships, and fishing boats are a normal part of life on the
. However, all their activity creates a great deal of noise . Scientists from the United States and Canada recently reported their observations that the ocean is getting noisier.
That is sound recorded with
placed underwater near the busy shipping lanes off Vancouver Island in Canada. Scientists at the University of Victoria have studied the recordings. They say engine noise is continuous during the day, and
intense at night.