Archive for May 3rd, 2017:

Busy shipping lanes could cause ‘seal hearing loss’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Seals could suffer temporary hearing loss according to the research study Seals may experience hearing loss from underwater vessel noise, researchers at the University of St Andrews have said. The study compares seals inhabiting the UK’s busy shipping lanes to humans living in noisy cities. Lead author Esther

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Bumblebees: Pesticide ‘reduces queen egg development’

Image copyright Royal Holloway University of London Image caption Bumblebees may come into contact with pesticides when foraging or nesting Use of a common pesticide in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, a UK study suggests. The team, who looked at wild bumblebees caught in the English

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‘Shocking’ levels of PCB chemicals in UK killer whale Lulu

Media captionLulu was one of the most contaminated killer whales ever found (Image: John Bowler/RSPB Scotland) One of the UK’s last killer whales was contaminated with “shocking” levels of a toxic chemical, scientists say. The animal, called Lulu, was found dead on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland last year after becoming entangled in fishing

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