Underwater noise from ships stresses mussels, study shows

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Underwater noise from ships is putting mussels in a state of stress, impacting their breathing and eating habits, according to a new study. Namely, research from marine scientists at Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University indicates that mussels can perceive the noise of ships all too well, which is having a significant effect on their physiology.

The researchers gathered mussels from the shore in Musselburgh, outside Edinburgh, and tested their response to noise in the lab at the...


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