Scientific studies show that when #seismicblasting happens, fewer fish are caught, more zooplankton die, and marine mammals struggle to flourish. That's why the New England Aquarium is standing with other aquariums and state leaders to oppose oil and gas exploration off the East Coast.
On Friday, November 30, 2018, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gave the green light for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to launch a series of seismic surveys by private companies along the Atlantic coast. These surveys use extremely loud seismic airgun blasts to map the seafloor and are the first step to finding oil and gas deposits. Seismic surveys—and the subsequent offshore oil and gas production they make possible—will negatively impact commercial fisheries, marine ecosystems, and some of the region’s most endangered dolphins, whales, and turtles.
East Coast states have made it clear: No drilling off our coast.
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