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Environmental groups are urging Canadians to tell Ottawa they oppose the plan, which would see 36 high-pressure air guns fired into coastal waters every 20-60 seconds, 24 hours a day for three weeks.
“The proposed seismic blasting will be at volume levels loud enough to disrupt, injure or lead to the death of fish and marine mammals,” says Oonagh O’Connor of the Living Oceans Society. “The sound waves from these guns are strong enough to penetrate 50 km into the earth after traveling through the water.”
A team of American-led scientists wants to conduct the seismic testing in the waters off Burke and Dean Channels (between Bella Bella and Prince Rupert) as part of a study on how the Coast Mountains were formed. The “Batholiths Proposal” is primarily funded by the U.S. government.
The Batholiths Proposal needs to be approved by Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council as well as the U.S.-based National Science Foundation, which is contributing $4.5 million to the study.
Originally posted by exposethosesecrets
I think it may have something to do with this.
"oppose the plan"
“The proposed seismic blasting"
A team of American-led scientists "wants to conduct the seismic testing"