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A survey commissioned by Greenpeace warns of the harm that seismic tests carried out in the search for oil and gas, cause an effect on the hearing of whales and other marine life in the Arctic. According to the study, each air cannon shooting underwater emits sounds of up to 259 decibels - a sound about eight times higher than the takeoff of an airplane.

Cetaceans like the narwhal, a species of whale that lives in the Arctic region, are guided by hearing and because of seismic testing, may be temporarily or permanently deaf. According to the survey, the noise also affects reproduction and increases the risk of the animals becoming beached.

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