The mystery noise emanating from the Canadian Arctic seabed, described as ‘pinging’ or ‘humming’ affected hunting so much that the Canadian army were brought in.
Hunters in a remote community in the Canadian Arctic were concerned over the sound which was scaring animals away from the popular hunting spot.
The sound was described as a ‘pinging’ or ‘scraping’ coming from the sea floor in Fury and the Hecla Strait, a 75 mile stretch of water north-west of an Inuit hamlet.
Paul Quassa, a local politician, said that the lack of sealife was suspicious as summer is usually abundant, so reports were sent to the military to investigate.
In a statement, Department of National Defence spokeswoman Ashley Lemire said:
The Canadian armed forces are aware of allegations of unusual sounds emanating from the seabed in the Fury and Hecla Strait in Nunavut.Advertisement
The air crew performed various multi-sensor searches in the area, including an acoustic search for 1.5 hours, without detecting any acoustic anomalies.
The crew did not detect any surface or subsurface contacts.
The crew could not detect any sources of the sound, but did observe two pods of whales and six walruses.
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The Department of National Defence does not intend to carry out any further investigations, despite the numerous rumours that it could be activist group Greenpeace trying to stop fish from being hunted.
Greenpeace have denied any involvement with the humming noise in the area that is a popular migration route for bowhead whales and bearded seals.