What’s that sound? Canadian military are trying to discover a strange beeping noise in the Arctic (Rex)
Canada has sent in its military to try and find out what is causing a mysterious ‘pinging’ noise coming from the Arctic sea floor.
The noise – described as a ‘hum’ or ‘beep’ – has even spooked wildlife, say local officials.
In response, Canada’s national defence department has got involved to try and get to the bottom of the mystery.
‘The Department of National Defence has been informed of the strange noises emanating in the Fury and Hecla Strait area, and the Canadian Armed Forces are taking the appropriate steps to actively investigate the situation,’ an armed forces spokesman told CBC News.
Officials seem to have ruled out that the noise could be coming from submarines, but are no nearer to knowing what is the cause.
The noise has been detected in the Fury and Hecla Strait, a narrow channel of water in northern Canada.
Local wildlife seem to be put off by the noise as well.
‘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,’ said local politician George Qulaut.