August 6, 2023 | Image source |’The current level of marine mammal mortality is unacceptable.’
50 Mayors from east coast states of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware sent a letter to the U.S. Congress demanding an immediate moratorium on offshore wind activity in response to unprecedented deaths of whales, dolphins and other marine life.
The letter states, “As dozens of whales and dolphins continue to wash onto our beaches, the 50 undersigned East Coast mayors demand an immediate moratorium on all offshore wind activity until the connection between offshore wind activity and marine mammal mortality occurring on our shorelines is thoroughly investigated…The current level of marine mammal mortality is unacceptable, and we need answers.”
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Harm to whales and ocean life from sonar and technology associated with windfarms is well documented:
“These rolling walls of noise are no doubt too much for some marine wildlife. While little is known about any direct physiological effects of sonar waves on marine species, evidence shows that whales will swim hundreds of miles, rapidly change their depth (sometime leading to bleeding from the eyes and ears), and even beach themselves to get away from the sounds of sonar.”
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