The waters of Kangaroo Island are a special and unique marine environment, home to nearly 30 whale and dolphin species, as well as sea lions, seals, sharks and tuna. But these waters are under threat from oil and gas exploration.
Bight Petroleum wants to blast these precious waters with deafening noise from airguns day and night for months on end. Blue whales, sperm whales and beaked whales feed in the area, and endangered southern right whales migrate through it to get to nursery grounds on the south coast.
The decision to permit these activities rests with Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt. He is due to decide the fate of Kangaroo Island shortly. Send him a message saying you want to see Kangaroo Island’s marine life protected.
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