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TAKE ACTION NOW! Save Whales in the Atlantic - Oppose Destructive Seismic Testing


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, seismic testing, AnimalWelfare, animals, protection, whales, environment )

Cal
- 671 days ago - forcechange.com
The Obama Administration has recently announced plans to allow seismic exploration of the Atlantic Ocean to search for offshore oil and gas. This exploration would harm hundreds of thousands of marine animals, many of whom are endangered. The seismic test



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Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:47 am
Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:48 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:01 am
signed and shared, thanks Cal
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:57 am
Done!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:18 am
signed and noted
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:45 am
Noted and signed.
 

John S. (303)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:50 am
Signed and noted, but if I don't want the military using why does the government think I want it used for something else?
 

Emma S. (227)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:08 am
Done! Thanks, Cal.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:25 am
Done!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:47 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:49 am
S&N. The whales have little chance to survive. We need to do whatever we can to help them!
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:19 am
Signed and noted, Thank you Cal.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:41 am
signed~
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:34 am
noted + signed
 

Roger M. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:42 am
Good to sign.
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:52 am
Signed. Thanks.
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:50 pm
Signed. Thanks Cal
 

. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:13 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:57 pm
Signed TY Cal
 

Petra M. (253)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:24 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Kate A. (10)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:32 pm
S/N thank u
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:27 pm
I couldn't care less about the fishing industry, I signed for the fish and sea life. Noted
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:40 pm
Signed.
 

rene davis (74)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:33 pm
Whales have poor eyesight and depend heavily on their hearing; when that is taken away, they die.

I think it goes without saying human beings are the dumbest & most greediest animals to walk the planet! Not until every drop of oil is found, not until every last animal is hunted down n & killed will we be satisfied.
 

Jules W. (61)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:43 pm
This truly pisses me off !! Haven't we learned our lesson with the oil spill, then trying to cover it up with dispersants ? When will we learn from history, that all things will eventually in any situation, rise to the surface.
Our oceans, have been damaged and hurt enough. Now needing time to heal from all we have done to destroy it, and all that lives both above and below it.
 

Marie W. (65)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:16 pm
S&N
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:23 pm
SIGNED
 

John B. (215)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:48 pm
Thanks Cal. Signed and noted.
 

Alison A. (234)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:55 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:50 pm
done
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:53 pm
signe d& noted.... not only detrimental to whales hey...
 

Danny M. (82)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:41 am
Signed. Thank you Cal!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:23 am
Signed.
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:08 am
noted
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:11 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:14 am
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Save Whales in the Atlantic – Oppose Destructive Seismic Testing

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Save Whales in the Atlantic – Oppose Destructive Seismic Testing
By Lizzie Timbers

Target: Secretary Ken Salazar, Department of the Interior

Goal: Oppose seismic testing in the Atlantic that could injure thousands of marine mammals and cripple the fishing industry.

The Obama Administration has recently announced plans to allow seismic exploration of the Atlantic Ocean to search for offshore oil and gas. This exploration would harm hundreds of thousands of marine animals, many of whom are endangered. The seismic testing would also have harmful impacts on the fishery industry, and in turn the economy.

The Atlantic coast has been off limits to exploration since the 1980s, but recently it has been proposed to remove those restrictions. The plan is to open up the coast from Florida to New Jersey for high-intensity seismic exploration. The seismic blasts would be at decibels louder than a jet taking off and would go off every few seconds for weeks. The testing would be destructive to marine ecosystems. It would harm marine mammals’ feeding, breeding and migration. The loud sound would drive whales and fish from their habitats. For fish, the seismic testing can kill their eggs and harm their hearing making them unable to find prey. For marine mammals, like endangered whales, the testing could cause hearing loss and lead to death. Whales have poor eyesight and depend heavily on their hearing; when that is taken away, they die.

The second concern of the seismic testing is that it is a precursor to offshore oil drilling. The purpose of seismic surveying is to locate offshore oil reserves and determine their size. The ships emit rays that map out the seafloor. After the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, environmentalists are highly concerned about the repercussions of offshore oil drilling.

The other main concern is the harm this testing would do to the Atlantic fishing industry, a more than $11 billion industry. A number of fishermen have voiced their concerns over the seismic testing. The seismic rays would dislocate fish and deplete the population, making fish harder to catch. The testing would prove to be harmful for Atlantic coastal economies.

Protect marine wildlife from assault and save the Atlantic fishing industry. Tell our government that you oppose seismic testing off the Atlantic coast.

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Arild Warud (164)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:44 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:09 am
Signed. Greedy corporations control policies. Our government needs to support alternatives, like promised.
 

Ximena Jaramillo (14)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:12 am
Signed, thanks
 

Debbie W. (115)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:39 am
Noted/Signed
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:16 am
S+N
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:49 pm
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:40 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 5:21 pm
signed.
 

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Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:24 pm
noted and signed, thanks.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:02 am
Noted, and signed
 

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Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:33 am
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Monday November 19, 2012, 12:12 am
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