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Death by noise

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Amy Mitchell-Whittington, The Age, reports that boat noise could be distracting young reef fish and getting them eaten.

How? A study shows that exposing young Ambon damselfish to boat noise “disrupted learning behaviour,” and fish exposed to boat noise “were more likely die within 72 hours of being released into the wild.”

Why?

That’s the subject of the next study.