Gray whales strand more often on days with increased levels of atmospheric radio-frequency noise

Curr Biol. 2020 Feb 24;30(4):R155-R156. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.028.


Evidence from live gray whale strandings suggests that their navigation may be disrupted by increased radio frequency noise generated by solar storms, suggesting the potential for magnetoreception in this species.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Acoustics
  • Animals
  • Atmosphere
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Noise / adverse effects*
  • Radio Waves / adverse effects*
  • Whales / physiology*