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Oceana Kicks Off Public Forum Series on Seismic Airguns in New Jersey

Rep. Pallone speaks to the forum on protecting the New Jersey coast

Oceana staff hold a public form about seismic airguns in New Jersey with Rep. Frank Pallone. (Photo: Oceana)

Last week marked the beginning of a month-long, 10-stop East Coast tour for Oceana’s climate team. Over the next few weeks, our organizing team will be working with local organizations to host panel discussions on the hazards of seismic blasting in the Atlantic Ocean—a dangerous pre-cursor to offshore drilling along the East Coast, which will have devastating impacts on marine wildlife, fisheries and coastal economies. We kicked off our public forum series last Monday at Monmouth University with New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.


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Miranda Cosgrove Swims with Dolphins for Oceana

Actress Miranda Cosgrove. (Photo: Tim Calver)

This Labor Day weekend, as Americans everywhere closed out the summer with barbeques and trips to the beach, Miranda Cosgrove had a different plan. She decided to save dolphins.

Taking advantage of her break from school at the University of Southern California, where she studies film, Miranda flew to Bimini Bahamas with Oceana to film a forthcoming Public Service Announcement about the need to protect dolphins. Accompanied by her mom, Miranda landed in South Bimini amidst a rain storm and braved the elements as she drove to Bimini Sands Resort in a golf cart—the main mode of transportation on this tiny island.


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Letter to the Editor: Dolphin Dies After Beaching in Ocean City

Dolphin beachings and deaths will increase along the East Coast if proposed seismic airgun testing is permitted in the Atlantic Ocean l Photo: © OCEANA / Soledad Esnaola

http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/index.php/ocean-city-letters-to-the-editor/42112-stop-seismic-air-gun-testing.html

 

To the editor:

 This letter is in response to the July 24 article titled, “Dolphin dies after beaching in Ocean City.”


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Natural Gas Leaks from Gas Well in Gulf of Mexico

A fly-over photo attempts to capture the insidious "rainbow sheen" of natural gas blanketing wide swaths of the Gulf of Mexico after the gas leak began on Monday. Photo: Bill Dugger l On Wings of Care

Sure, it may not be as dramatic as the fiery shots of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but this image still makes us sick to our stomachs -- An oil and gas well in the Gulf of Mexico has been leaking natural gas into the ocean for the last four days. The well, which was reportedly being closed up after 15 years of inactivity, began leaking after a "loss of well control event" at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).


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