Protect Whales and Dolphins From Dangerous Seismic Blasting – ForceChange


As soon as next year, seismic air guns could hammer the ocean floor with massive explosions that are more than 250 decibels and heard for miles. These blasts can injure, deafen, and kill thousands of marine mammals like whales, dolphins, and other threatened sea life. To make this all seem above-board and reduce the responsibility of these oil companies, the National Marine Fisheries Service plans to issue “incidental take” permits, which allow companies to legally harm wildlife during the process of seismic blasting with no repercussions.

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