We’re Watching: President Trump Fast Tracks Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Oceana’s “We’re Watching” map displays near real-time activity of vessels capable of conducting loud and disruptive seismic airgun blasting in search of potential oil and gas deposits deep below the seafloor in the Atlantic Ocean. The red outline on the map refers to the “Blast Zone” – the area at risk of new seismic airgun blasting. Seismic airgun blasting is an extremely loud and invasive activity that threatens serious injury and even death to whales, dolphins and other marine life. If that is not bad enough, it is also the first step in opening the Atlantic Ocean to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling.