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Seismic Air Guns Will Turn the Atlantic Into a Blast Zone

By Kate Mara

The North Atlantic right whale is the rarest of all the large whales and one of the most endangered species in this country. Already threatened by ship collisions and entanglement in fishing gear, they will soon face yet another danger. Recently, the government announced that it is planning to allow seismic air guns in the Atlantic, which will greatly harm marine life and local economies.

Towed behind boats, seismic air guns map oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor by shooting pulses of compressed air through the water every 10 seconds for days, or even weeks on end. But …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green