The Trump administration just authorized private companies to harm marine life with seismic airgun blasting along the Atlantic coast from Cape May, New Jersey to Cape Canaveral, Florida. This dangerous and extremely loud exploration method used by the oil and gas industry poses a serious threat to marine life. Worse, seismic airgun blasting only identifies potential oil and gas deposits – exploratory wells like the BP Deepwater Horizon Macondo must be drilled to definitively confirm the presence of oil. Seismic airgun blasting and the subsequent exploratory drilling jeopardize the livelihoods of millions of Americans who depend on healthy ocean ecosystems and clean coasts.
We are not standing down. Oceana has launched a new interactive map to track seismic vessels in near real-time off the East Coast. The map is free and available to anyone with an internet connection at www.Oceana.org/SeismicWatch. Our map displays tracking data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) to show vessels that are affiliated with offshore exploration companies, including those seeking permits for seismic airgun blasting so we will know when, where, and if blasting begins.
President Trump is ignoring the groundswell of voices on the coast who oppose offshore drilling and exploration in the Atlantic. The fight to protect our coast is not over, and we need your help to win again. Visit Oceana’s interactive map, for near real-time access to the precise locations of seismic vessels in the blast zone.
1) TWEET: Your member of Congress needs to hear from you.
Click here to get instructions to tweet your representative to tell them to stop this attack on whales, dolphins and other marine life.
2) EMAIL: Add your name to a petition to Congress.
Click here to send an email letting your member of Congress know you need them to stand up for the coast and protect marine life.
3) SHARE: Show the world the coast you love.
Have a video of your favorite coastal spot or an aquatic animal that you want to protect from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling? Use the form at this link to submit it to us for a chance to be featured by Oceana and shared with decision-makers in Washington, DC!