Thanks for your e-mail message about toxic chemicals and whales. My area of
expertise is manatees, not whales, so I can't answer your question. However,
if you access the following WhaleNet page, you may find your answer:
Search WhaleNet: http://whale.wheelock.edu/Search.html
If you are interested in learning more about manatees, you may want to
access our new Cool Manatee Stuff page. You can take a quiz, see a slide
show, download a free coloring and activity book, and send manatee
postcards. Just go to www.savethemanatee.org and click on the "Cool Stuff"
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Withers, Stephanie" <WIT01002@byui.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 9:11 PM
Subject: Toxic Chemicals and Whales
Hello, my name is Stephanie Withers and I am writing a research paper about
whales. I recently saw a news article that claimed that toxic chemicals
used to remove barnacles from ships may be responsible for recent whale
beachings. The article said that the chemicals caused deafness in whales
and it made it so they could not use sonar to navigate. Is this a plausible
claim? What else could be responsible? Thank you for your help!!!
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