Bearded seal mating calls drowned out by industrial noise

Photo credit: foilistpeter licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Bearded seals are a key species in the Alaskan Arctic. The males use loud mating calls to attract females. Even their quiet calls have been likened to a chainsaw, but they have to call loudly enough over their equally noisy