Publication Date February 22, 2016

Noise Follows Heat as Arctic Wildlife's Woes Mount

Boats follow a whale as it swims in the water on July 27, 2013, in Nuuk, Greenland. Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Climate change has caused the Arctic to warm at about twice the rate of the rest of the world, and while reduced levels of sea ice leave smaller habitats for animals such as walruses and polar bears, the open waters make those below the surface increasingly vulnerable to noise pollution