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Report: Whales Get the Bends

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Report: Whales Get the Bends

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Report: Whales Get the Bends

Report: Whales Get the Bends

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A controversial new report in the journal Nature suggests that Navy sonar may be giving whales and porpoises "the bends." The study suggests that decompression sickness caused by powerful sonar appears to cause beachings of these large marine mammals. Hear NPR's John Nielsen.

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