Stop Killing Dolphins with Seismic Testing

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: President Barack Obama, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
Since January, over 900 dead dolphins have been found on the beaches of Peru.

Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos of ORCA Peru conducted necropsies on 30 of the dolphins, and found evidence that acoustical trauma and the startled rapid race to the surface caused decompression syndrome, commonly known to humans as the bends.

SOURCE:
http://www.bluevoice.org/news_perudolphins.php

Loud noise created from siesmic testing for oil exploration is believed the cause. The same Mass Mortality Event (MME) of melon-headed whales was seen in  Madagascar while seismic testing for oil exlporation was being conducted in the area in 2008.

And now seismic testing in the United States, from Florida to Delaware has been proposed for oil exploration. According to the Obama administration's own estimates, seismic exploration off the east coast of the U.S. would kill and injure up to 138,500 marine mammals.

Tell President Obama and Sectretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, that the recent events in Peru have shown what they already know;-  that seismic testing for oil can kill or injure massive numbers of dolphins and other marine mammals. Tell them to say NO ON SEISMIC TESTING.


The White House
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
comments (202) 456-1111
switchboard (202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461
e-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W. / Washington DC 20240
feedback@ios.doi.gov
Secretary_of_the_Interior@ios.doi.gov

Since January, over 900 dead dolphins have been found on the beaches of Peru.

Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos of ORCA Peru conducted necropsies on 30 of the dolphins, and found evidence that acoustical trauma and the startled rapid race to the surface caused decompression syndrome, commonly known to humans as the bends.

SOURCE:
http://www.bluevoice.org/news_perudolphins.php

Loud noise created from siesmic testing for oil exploration is believed the cause. The same Mass Mortality Event (MME) of melon-headed whales was seen in  Madagascar while seismic testing for oil exlporation was being conducted in the area in 2008.

And now seismic testing in the United States, from Florida to Delaware has been proposed for oil exploration. According to the Obama administration's own estimates, seismic exploration off the east coast of the U.S. would kill and injure up to 138,500 marine mammals.

Tell President Obama and Sectretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, that the recent events in Peru have shown what they already know;-  that seismic testing for oil can kill or injure massive numbers of dolphins and other marine mammals. Tell them to say NO ON SEISMIC TESTING.

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