Saturday 9 – Saturday 30 September 2017
Venue: Spot A
This is an installation created by Martina Camilleri, an MCAST ICA student, for Science in the City.
‘Upon discovering the devastating effects man-made sounds, such as oil rigs for subterranean oil excavation and sonar have on cetaceans such as whales and dolphins, this was something I felt driven to share and perhaps make more people aware of. The natural methods of communication between these underwater animals that has been delicately evolving for millions of years is suffering substantial damage caused by unnatural sound waves. Such disruption causes physical damage to the animals, alters mating patterns due to difficulty in finding mates as well as increases chances of foals being separated from their herds resulting in fatality.’