For those unaware...Norwegian company @equinor has drilling plans for the #greataustralianbight
Being one of the most diverse and pristine ecosystems in Australian waters, a breeding playground for #southernrightwhales
and home to numerous #endangered #sealion
colonies each genetically distinct! . . .there is high risk allowing such short sighted actions to occur...
Chemical pollution - #youarewhatyoueat
Noise pollution - ever put your head underwater when a boat is nearby?
Marine animal strikes - kind of like Kangaroos on the side of the road . . only instead there whales and other marine life colliding with marine traffic
And the most serious - an #oilleak
. . could have irreversible and culminating effects on the immediate and not so immediate marine ecosystems for years to come . .
What can be done? Do visit @becl125 , go to her bio and add your submissions to NOPSEMA...following info from @becl125 - Wednesday 20th March is the last day to get your submissions into NOPSEMA!
If you care about the future of our Great Australian Bight I urge you to please submit a comment before midnight tomorrow!
If you’re still overwhelmed by the comment form/questions there is a great page on Facebook called Nopsema Submissions that can give you some pointers. Just remember to put it in your own words, if everyone copies & pastes the same response it won’t be counted 🙅🏽♀️ link for the submissions is in my bio
For a company stating they are transitioning into renewables, this news doesn't seem to align 🧐🤔
Image 1: image sourced from @equinor
Image 2: worst-case scenario, image sourced from @seano888
Image 3: Southern Right Whales, image sourced from @wilderness_aus
Image 4: Juvenile endangered #sealion , image @the_enviro_man
Image 5;6 & 7 from @becl125
your home #earth