08 Apr '12, 5pm

How our addiction to oil is killing dolphins | Care2 Healthy Living

How our addiction to oil is killing dolphins | Care2 Healthy Living

Dolphins are being killed in mass quantities in Peru, and this time the culprit isn’t the Japanese taste dolphin meat… it’s our collective hunger for oil. Since the beginning of the summer, nearly 3000 dolphin carcasses have washed up on shore, and last week 615 were found on a single 135km coastline. With no external signs of trauma or evidence of disease, experts are saying that offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit. Tree Hugger explains: Yaipen believes that a controversial technique for detecting oil beneath the seabed, using sonar or acoustic sensing, is leading the death of marine life en masse. “The oil companies use different frequencies of acoustic waves and the effects produced by these bubbles are not plainly visible, but they generate effects later in the animals. That can cause death by acoustic impact, not only in dolphins, but als...

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