Classic Pagan Tenet: Be still and listen.
and that's just what these scienctists did... they listened.... to whales and to the data
This is why I love science. We think things like this intuitively. Whales...water...sound... noise...stress. Can't you just hear the child's question?
But science shows us so that we don't have to wonder. We can know. Now we have to wonder if we humans are capable of change,of doing anything about this. Can we learn to live lightly on the earth? Can we learn to live quietly too?
Nature is the Great Teacher.