Mysterious “Pinging” Sound Detected Coming from Seafloor of Remote Canadian Territory –“Wildlife has Vanished”

 

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In what sounds like the opening chapter of a science-fiction bestseller, a mysterious “pinging” noise has been detected coming from the sea floor of Canada’s most remote northern territory. The sound has been heard throughout Fury and Hecla strait, a channel of water in the Nunavut region, the newest, largest, northernmost, and least populous territory of Canada. Observers noticed a decline in sea mammals in the area over the summer and have attributed the scarcity to the strange noise, which has been described as a “ping” or a “hum” and is reportedly audible coming through the hulls of boats.

 

                                       

 

Members of the Legislative Assembly, who represent the area, noted the disappearance of wildlife. MLA George Qualut told CBC News “That passage is a migratory route for bowhead whales, and also bearded seals and ringed seals. There would be so many in that particular area. This summer there was none.”

Speculation over the source of the noise has included Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s mining activity to the conservation work of Greenpeace. Both organisations have denied any involvement, according to CBC News.

 

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The Canadian Department of National Defence is also investigating, as detailed by a spokesperson in a statement to CBC who said that the “Canadian Armed Forces are taking the appropriate steps to actively investigate the situation.”

The Daily Galaxy via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Time.com

 

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