Professor Lars Bejder and his colleagues have just published a study in Scientific Reports that shows how vulnerable Ningaloo’s whales are to boat strike, noise stress and communication breakdown associated with industrial disturbance. This highlights the importance of Ningaloo’s nursery as a safe and quiet refuge vital to the population’s health. Without proper rest, the survival of mothers and calves making the long trek south to Antarctica is compromised.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-36870-7