Why did we get involved?
Seismic testing is devastating, intense and explosive underwater airgun blasts that fire every few seconds 24 hours day for days weeks or months on end, to locate oil or gas under the sea bed. Known to be up to 257 decibels and detected thousands of kilometres away these intense blasts have been shown to kill krill and plankton a kilometre away, and cause torment, hearing impairment and injury, sometimes lethal, to marine creatures including fish, octopus, lobsters, scallops, turtles, dolphins and whales.
Seismic blasting is an inhumane and destructive process of searching for fossil fuels that torments and harms marine life who depend on sound to survive under the ocean. We welcome the Senate Inquiry and hope legislation will be implemented to stop seismic testing.