A Review of the Impact of Seismic Survey Noise on Arctic Wildlife

by Cassady Craighill

August 24, 2015

Firing seismic airguns to find new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean is ‘alarming’ and could seriously injure whales and other wildlife.

© Christian Åslund / Greenpeac

Firing seismic airguns to find new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean is ‘alarming’ and could seriously injure whales and other marine life, according to a new scientific review. The oil industry is increasingly looking towards the region as climate change melts large areas of Arctic sea ice.

The report “A Review of the Impact of Seismic Survey Noise on Narwhals & other Arctic Cetaceans” by Cucknell, A c, Boisseau, o and Moscrop, A 2015, of Marine Conservation Research Ltd. is commissioned by Greenpeace Nordic.

Find our more about the impact of seismic blasting on marine environments. 

 

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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