New Zealand waters are home to 47 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, which is over half the world’s 80 species of cetaceans. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Of course things aren’t all chilled out in cetacean-world what with fishing nets, being hunted, the fishing industry taking their kai, pollution and mining threats. Give ‘em a break!
That’s not what the Government intend to do. Proposals for deep sea oil drilling are now covering substantial areas off our beaches like a patchwork of potential disaster
Early in the process, sonar explosives are used that bounce off the sea floor to find oil and gas. It must be NO FUN to be a whale going about your own business, using echo-location to navigate, find food and having a sonar explosion hit you. Not nice at all.
But the greatest environmental r... Read more >