Atlantic Seismic Ocean Surveys Rejected by Feds
January 10, 2017
Cape Cod Times: Local North Atlantic right whale conservationists applauded the federal government’s denial on Friday of 6 pending permit applications for airgun seismic geophysical and geological surveys in Mid- and South Atlantic waters.
“This announcement is just wonderful,” Whale and Dolphin Conservation North America Executive Director Regina Asmutis-Silvia said. “We’re really relieved. We know that seismic activity has a tremendous effect on marine mammals in general.”