Australia contains some truly unique and special marine environments, like the waters of Kangaroo Island, home to nearly 30 whale and dolphin species. But these waters are under threat from oil and gas exploration.
Australia has long been a global champion for whale conservation but, amazingly, the Australian government is considering allowing these precious waters to be blasted with deafening noise from seismic 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 their nursery grounds off Australia’s coast.
The decision to permit these activities rests with Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt. Send him a message saying you want to see Kangaroo Island’s marine life protected.
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