The blasts map possible oil or natural gas caches on the ocean floor. And the blasts would not be necessary if offshore drilling was not in the picture down the road.
You may remember in April of 2017 when Gov.
What neither Scott nor Zinke made clear was that
But for now, let’s assume that energy companies are spending vast amounts of capital searching for oil and gas deposits currently illegal to harvest … but why?
Seismic testing is now openly on the table and whatever the meaning of Zinke and Scott’s wink-and-nod, Scott is no longer governor and Zinke is no longer Interior Secretary.
Does it really matter?
Seismic testing has been clearly linked to at least injury and possibly death to sea life — especially mammals.
A story in The Record on
That same week
Humpback whales have been taken off the endangered list, but death numbers seem to be spiking in recent years.
Seven female right whales were sighted off the
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a group of environmental groups has sued the NMFS, charging its ruling is in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.
As most of us are aware, whales and dolphins navigate and feed off echo-location. Seismic blasting to them would be like shining a laser light in a human’s eye’s — call it blinding by boom — and damage could be permanent.
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