South Australia’s local communities and unique marine life are reaping the benefits from SA’s world-class marine parks and sanctuaries.
Deadly seismic blasting has just been approved in the whale-rich waters of the Great Australian Bight. These sonar cannons fire loud explosions every 10-15 seconds. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.
They can kill scallops and tiny zooplankton more than a kilometre away. They can damage whales’ hearing and keep them away from key feeding and breeding grounds. They could even affect the immune system of lobsters.It’s not only the deadly impacts of seismic blasting on marine life. Late last year, leaked documents showed an oil spill in our Great Australian Bight could be catastrophic, reaching as far as Bondi!
Oil exploration is just too harmful and too risky in the deep, wild waters of the Great Australian Bight – with the potential to devastate our marine life, local communities, fishing and tourism businesses.
These extraordinary waters are a haven for 36 types of whales and dolphins, including the world’s most important nursery for the endangered southern right whale. They’re also home to Australia’s most important sea lion nursery and some of Australia’s most important fisheries.
Thanks to you and tens of thousands of outraged Australians, oil giants BP and Chevron have already dropped their plans to drill in the Bight.
For our marine life and way of life,
Chrissie and the team
Save our Marine Life