The new sonar is super gnarly too, it will cause the Nitrogen and Oxygen that is dissolved in the tissues of marine mammals to come out of solution, aka form bubbles that grow with every passing sonar/sound wave, so the body tissue is being ripped from the inside by constantly growing air bubbles. Depth and therefore pressure also play a role in this process
This process is called rectified diffusion and is torturous. The marine mammals will beach themselves to get out of the sound field that causes their insides to tear apart
Gas bubble-associated lesions and fat embolism were observed in the vessels and parenchyma of vital organs. In vivo bubble formation associated with sonar exposure that may have been exacerbated by modified diving behavior caused nitrogen supersaturation above a threshold value normally tolerated by the tissues (as occurs in decompression sickness). Alternatively, the effect that sonar has on tissues that have been supersaturated with nitrogen gas could be such that it lowers the threshold for the expansion of in vivo bubble precursors (gas nuclei). Exclusively or in combination, these mechanisms may enhance and maintain bubble growth or initiate embolism. Severely injured whales died or became stranded and died due to cardiovascular collapse during beaching. The present study demonstrates a new pathologic entity in cetaceans. The syndrome is apparently induced by exposure to mid-frequency sonar signals and particularly affects deep, long-duration, repetitive-diving species like BWs. (beaked whales)
Last edited by MakeItStop; Dec 11, 2013 at 05:59 PM.
Whales and dolphins aren't the only things washing up dead from the sound blasts. Schools of mermaids have been washing up too. Most people haven't seen the mermaids because zagaffer collects them instantly.
Last edited by Doug; Dec 11, 2013 at 08:54 PM.
Are those ships empty and there as a test?? Otherwise they did the army equivalent of pulling the pin on a grenade and forgetting to throw the dam thing.
No one was on board those ships during the test. I believe the photo was from one of the atomic bomb tests conducted at the Bikini Atoll in 1946. Other than nuke fallout, I don't think environmental impact was a major concern.
....This process is called rectified diffusion and is torturous. The marine mammals will beach themselves to get out of the sound field that causes their insides to tear apart....
This is interesting information about a very nasty and not well known effect of SONAR on cetaceans. Usually you read about how SONAR temporarily affects the mammals' hearing and behavior, causes disorientation, etc. The two articles aren't recent: 2001 and 2005.