Where do whales and dolphins spend much of their time, including while breeding?
Within the wonderful, rich ecosystems of the continental shelves.
Where are oil companies most likely to find new locations to drill for?
I’ll give you 2.75 guesses.
The first stage of this exploration involves the worst thing you can do to a cetacean: incredibly loud BANG sounds. These are repeated, 10 seconds apart, 24/24, 7/7. Imagine if you were locked into a large metal box, then have giants relentlessly hammer at it. And it’s even worse, because these magnificent beings do almost everything by sound: navigate, locate food, stay safe from predators, communicate.
Given what the oil we are already extracting has done to our planet, we should leave any new sources there in any case.
Right. The good news is, a court has prohibited the use of seismic blasting in the Atlantic.
OK, that’s presumably only one country, and not global, but it’s a good step in the right direction.
If you can divest your life of the need for gasoline, plastics, and other fossil fuel derivatives, you’ll be helping by reducing the market for the raw material. And you’ll find that the changes necessary will improve your quality of life.