Obama opens East Coast to oil exploration, gov’t estimates 138,000+ sea creatures to be harmed

 

The Obama administration recently approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles. (Source: Scripps Media)

From TCPalm: Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration recently approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.

The sonic cannons can be fired consistently for weeks or months depending on the project, and pose real dangers for whales, fish and sea turtles that also use sound to communicate across hundreds of miles. In an environmental impact study of the project, the U.S. government estimates that more than 138,000 sea creatures could be harmed.

For the complete story: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/national/president-obama-opens-east-coast-to-offshore-oil-exploration_66689539

 

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