For years, the government has insisted that the increase in whale deaths off the East Coast has no relationship to the wind industry’s high-decibel pile driving and boat activity.
But now, a new documentary, ‘Thrown To The Wind,’ based on new research, will challenge that.
The film documents surprisingly loud, high-decibel sonar emitted by wind industry vessels when measured with state-of-the-art hydrophones. And it shows that the wind industry’s increased boat traffic is correlated directly with specific whale deaths.
From journalist Michael Shellenberger: Exposing U.S. government agencies and the scientists who work for them.
Either they haven’t done the basic mapping and acoustic research to back up their claims, have done the research badly, or found what we found, and are covering it up.
Documentary, “Thrown To The Wind,” proves that US government officials have been lying.
Erosion of trust. NOAA and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the two government agencies that have betrayed the public’s trust, repeatedly, for years, in service to powerful industrial interests.
Watch Thrown to the Wind.
Shellenberger: Politics and money have corrupted the normal scientific and regulatory process for protecting the North Atlantic Right Whales and marine life in general.
More proof: wind industry activities are killing whales. High-decibel sonar mapping can disorient whales, separate mothers from their calves, and send them into harm’s way, either into boat traffic or poorer feeding grounds.
‘Saving the North Atlantic Right Whale is a goal that is within reach and well worth pursuing. Yes, its numbers have plummeted from over 400 to just 340 at the last estimate. But the species will likely rebound if the sonar mapping and new boat activity in previously untrafficked areas is ended’ says Shellenberger.
BOEM could be in violation of the Endangered Species Act. High-decibel sound emissions appear to violate NOAA’s protective standards for marine life.
62 known whale deaths on the east coast since Dec. 1, 2022. Once rare whale strandings have increased since 2016. North Atlantic right whales are headed for extinction. Only 340 left.
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