Originally posted by Meaningless
Are we going to do something about this or are we just gonna discuss how bad and sad it all is?
Originally posted by RainDownOnMe23
I don't have enough posts to flag, but shared to facebook.
And I'm posting this here so I can get enough posts to flag this...
Originally posted by MariaLida
This info is very alarming ..
Please read all ..
Marine Life and Coastal Economies Threatened by Seismic Airgun Use in Atlantic Ocean
All Press Releases…
At least 138,500 Whales and Dolphins at Risk
April 16, 2013
Contact: Dustin Cranor
Oceana released a new report today showing that marine life and coastal economies along the Atlantic Ocean are threatened by seismic airguns used in testing for offshore oil and gas. The United States government itself estimates that the use of seismic airguns along the East Coast – an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida – will injure and possibly kill 138,500 whales and dolphins, and disturb necessary activities for millions more.
“Instead of learning from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster three years ago, President Obama is now considering taking the first steps to expand our dangerous dependence on fossil fuels to the Atlantic Ocean, an area that has been protected from drilling for more than 30 years,” said Jacqueline Savitz, deputy vice president for U.S. campaigns at Oceana. “With minimal oil reserves there, and drilling at least five years off, seismic testing is an unnecessary insult to whales, dolphins and other marine animals. Drilling in the Atlantic won’t lower gas prices; it will instead lead to more oil disasters and more dependence on fossil fuels. Focusing on developing cleaner energy sources would be more strategic for our country and more sustainable for our oceans.”
During this testing process, a vessel tows one or more seismic airguns, which shoot extremely loud blasts of compressed air through the ocean and miles under the seafloor every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, for days to weeks on end. The airguns are 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine and can disturb the vital behaviors of fish, dolphins, whales and sea turtles, causing temporary and permanent hearing loss, driving animals from their homes, disrupting mating and causing animals to become stranded on beaches. Some of these disruptions can lead to death, and for populations that are already struggling, this could have devastating consequences. Airguns and offshore drilling also threaten commercial and recreational fisheries, as well as tourism and coastal recreation, putting more than 730,000 jobs at risk in the blast zone alone.edit on 16-4-2013 by MariaLida because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by luciddream
I wish this thread would get some attention but.. with the whole bombing discussion....
Originally posted by Malynn
Ugh. If we can't get our heads out of our collective rear-ends soon I really hope something wipes our entire species off this planet. We are too dangerous to live.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
I believe its time to stop the gas and oil industry or otherwise we will lose our Whales and Dolphins.