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Parliamentary questions
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13 April 2016
E-002988-16
Question for written answer E-002988-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sophie Montel (ENF) , Florian Philippot (ENF)

 Subject:  Noise pollution of the oceans and its impact on underwater fauna
 Answer in writing 

Underwater noise is a key part of the marine ecosystem, ranging from zooplankton to mammals and including, for example, molluscs that have sensory organs to detect sound waves and maintain their equilibrium in water. In the case of whales, the presence of excessive sound waves can result in death, permanent acoustic lesions or interference with the sound signals essential to their survival.

What action does the Commission intend to take in order to reduce the intensity of the sound waves produced underwater?

Original language of question: FR 
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