Whales use clicks, whistles and songs to locate food, raise calves, and find mates. But underwater noise pollution—from ship propellers, seismic booms made in the search for oil and gas, and construction—makes it difficult for whales to communicate. It can even damage their hearing. In the Arctic, natural sound is in danger of being overwhelmed by an increasingly loud, man-made racket, putting narwhals, belugas and bowhead whales at risk.
Tell the governments of Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden and the United States to keep underwater noise pollution out of the Arctic. Let them know you want a quieter ocean for whales!