A Good Fight for a Good Whale: Ban Seismic Testing in the Atlantic
Each year, as the summer draws to a close, the North Atlantic right whales begin their incredible journey southward. For millions of years, these graceful giants have called the North Atlantic their home, migrating from their summer feeding grounds off the coast of New England to give birth in the warmer waters of Georgia and Florida each winter.
Today, fewer than 400 right whales remain, winning them the sad honor being one of the world’s most endangered animals. Given that only a few of these incredible creatures still exist we must do everything that we can to protect them. And yet, the US Department of the Interior has recently announced plans to open up right whale habitat in the Atlantic Ocean to industrial airgun blasting in search of offshore oil and gas. Read more.
Take action: Help save the right whale by sending a letter urging the Department of the Interior to abandon the proposal to allow seismic testing in the Atlantic.
Photo: North Atlantic right whale and dolphins. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Research Permit #594-1759