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Seismic Testing impact on Pilot Whales

Over 100 distressed pilot whales have been stranded to die on New Zealand’s beaches in recent weeks following seismic testing off the New Zealand coast. Seismic testing is the first exploratory step in under seabed oil detection, performed by a ship repetitively firing off high velocity sound blasts every few seconds, day and night and […]

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Whales and dolphins “at risk” from sonic oil prospecting off eastern USA seaboard

The Guardian reports, 19th July 2014: “The Obama administration is reopening the eastern seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The announcement was the first real step towards what could be a transformation in coastal states, creating thousands of […]

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New evidence that seismic testing harms marine life

Scallop fishermen believe a new study will prove that seismic testing by oil and gas exploration companies in Bass Strait, Tasmania, is responsible for the deaths of marine life. The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies will carry out the research, which will concentrate on the effects of seismic activity on scallops and rock lobsters. […]

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Diablo Canyon update

Since our last Latest News item entitled  ‘The Marine Wildlife Impact from Seismic Testing’ over 37,000 signatures were placed on the petition that first day to oppose the sonic seismic testing at Diablo Canyon. Furthermore the USA National Resources Defence Council (NRDC) the influential national environmental organisation, has withdrawn its support for the test it had only […]

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More on sonic percussion impacts

Since our Latest News websites items on sonic damage appeared ‘The Marine Wildlife Impact from Seismic Testing’ NOYO News has published more on seismic testing offshore to California. It tells that at the California Coastal Commission meeting in Caspar California, Deputy Director Alison Dettmer delivered a bombshell when she announced that seismic surveys for the controversial Diablo Canyon nuclear […]

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Evidence that beached whales in Scotland are “in distress” due to seismic testing in North Sea

The website strandednomore.wordpress.com reports 3rd September 2012: “In less than 48 hours 3 mass strandings involved pilot whales and dolphins happened in the US East Coast and in the UK. As usual, whales died, were euthanised, some were rescued and some calves were stashed away for subsequent transfer to the Sea World. The media posted […]

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The marine wildlife impact from seismic testing

Sea Shepherd on 7th September posted on their website the following item of the devastating and drastic impact that can be brought about to sea mammals right down to planktonPlankton is a generic term for a wide variety of the smallest yet most important organisms form that drift in our oceans. They can exist in […]

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