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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Endangered orcas’ habitat scheduled for seismic tests on June 11th, 2012

Even though Columbia University’s Earth Observatory sent in their application for “Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals” last January, the permit was granted at the end of April with a 30 day comment period – but no notice was sent, other than in the Federal Register. Now, with just days to prevent this, scientists and advocates are scrambling to block the seismic exploration before the orcas (along with nearly two dozen other species of whales and dolphins) are exposed to sound levels believed to have caused the mass death of thousands of dolphins in Peru.

1 comment:

aquagreen said...

NOAA Biological Opinion - http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/permits/ldeo_seismic_biological_opinion.pdf