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Seismic Surveys and Sharks: A Bad Combination

Seismic airguns threaten sharks in the Mediterranean.

A great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). (Photo: Elias Levy / Flickr Creative Commons)

Proposed seismic surveys in both Europe and the U.S. are threatening a range of marine animals and important habitat. In this blog post, originally posted on Oceana in Europe’s blog, some of the many shark species at risk from oil exploration in the Gulf of Valencia are presented. Take a look below to learn more.


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Oceana Magazine: Tuna in Trouble

Bluefin tuna are threatened by oil and gas drilling in the Mediterranean.

A bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Mediterranean. (Photo: Oceana / Keith Ellenbogen)

The Atlantic bluefin tuna made an incredible recovery after decades of overfishing. Now, seismic airgun testing in the Mediterranean Sea threatens to unravel progress that was made for this super predator. This article was originally published in the summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine, and the full excerpt can be viewed here.


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"VEEP" Actor Reid Scott Joins Oceana in Panel Against Seismic Guns

North Atlantic right whale and calf spotted off Florida

A North Atlantic right whale and calf off Amelia Island, Florida. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons)

Actor and ocean activist Reid Scott is joining Oceana in the fight against seismic airgun use off the Atlantic Coast. Scott, who is currently appearing in season three of HBO’s Emmy-winning comedy series “VEEP,” will be in Washington D.C. on May 29 to join a panel of experts urging Congress and the Obama administration to reconsider their planned use of seismic airguns. The panel includes Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., Jacqueline Savitz of Oceana, Commissioner Emilie Swearingen from the Town of Kure Beach, and Dr. Douglas Nowack of Duke University Marine Laboratory.


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