Tell The White House to Protect Whales From Harmful Noise Pollution
Whales rely on sound to survive and prosper. They use sound to navigate the ocean and communicate with each other.
That's why the seismic surveys that increase noise in the ocean are a major issue for marine life. Increasing human activity along the east coast is already exposing endangered species like the North Atlantic right whale to increased underwater noise and other stressors. Adding stress caused by seismic surveys could be a tipping point for these whales that already face a number of severe threats.
The Obama administration has a chance to help these whales by halting all permits for seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. Send your letter asking them to protect whales today!
Subject: Protect whales by halting seismic surveys in the Atlantic.
Dear Mr. President
Whales rely on sound to navigate the ocean, find food, and communicate with their calves and other whales. But airgun surveys used for oil and gas exploration are known to have large-scale effects on whales and can disrupt activities that are essential to their survival.
This April, 28 leading experts on the endangered North Atlantic right whale wrote to you describing the significant threat that seismic surveys pose to this species, which is one of the most endangered whales in the world and has only about 500 remaining individuals. I join these scientists in urging you to suspend permitting for seismic oil and gas surveys in the Atlantic.
Thank you for your consideration of my request.