Friday, July 18, 2014

Seismic Ocean Surveying May Put Marine Wildlife at Risk

Thousands of marine mammals could be put at risk by seismic blasts throughout the Atlantic ocean. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the approval of seismic air guns to be used by groups seeking offshore drilling permits, beginning in 2018. Environmentalists say the government is neglecting marine wildfire safety by ignoring the fact that thousands of whales, turtles, and fish may be in the airgun's line of fire. Pacifica's Rosalie Atkinson filed this report.