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To: The Rt Hon George Eustice MP
STOP IMMINENT SEISMIC SURVEYS OFF CUMBRIAN COAST
Research shows that seismic surveys affect marine life. There are campaigns in other parts of the world (e.g. South Africa) to ban them. Nuclear Waste Services are about to begin conducting these surveys off the coast of Cumbria as part of their search for a Geological Disposal Facility. The public have not been consulted on this and the majority are unaware of the potential damage to marine life from the surveys. These surveys should not be allowed.
Why is this important?
If you care about the environment, about the different species of life in our oceans and believe these should be protected then you should join this campaign. The public have a right to know all of the facts and be given the opportunity to make an informed decision: after all, the public as well as marine life will be affected. Research suggests that Noise from these seismic blasts extend over thousands of kilometres, particularly in deeper water, impacting a wide range of marine life – from zooplankton, which are a crucial marine food source, to commercially important fish species and marine mammals such as porpoises, whales and dolphins. Effects from blasting not only cause stress, but can also damage hearing and health, and impair ability to navigate, find food, communicate, breed and migrate. Organ and tissue injury can also result.