New Jersey Whale Deaths Unusual Mortality Event Demands Immediate Response


New Jersey Whale Deaths Unusual Mortality Event Demands Immediate R...

Description of Unusual Mortality Events UME :

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https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/insight/understanding-marine-mammal-...

Marine mammals are important parts of marine ecosystems. Sometimes we observe significant die-offs in a marine mammal population - also called unusual mortality events (UMEs). A UME is defined as "a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.

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Whales are known to use infra-sound to communicate over distances—up to hundreds of miles in the case of whales.

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The whale ear has specific adaptations to the marine environment. In humans, the middle ear works as an impedance equalizer between the outside air's low impedance and the cochlear fluid's high impedance. In whales and other marine mammals, there is no great difference between the outer and inner environments.
The range of frequencies that whales use is from 30 Hertz (Hz) to about 8,000 Hz, (8 kHz). Humans can only hear part of the whales' songs and communications used for their navigation.
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The question today is mapping the ocean for wind turbine locations deafening Whales. The technique for mapping the ocean floor involves blasting super loud soundwaves that could deafen and even kill whales and other sea life. The Whales lose their communication skills causing ship strikes and beachings. 
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The U.S. Navy and the National Marine Fisheries many years ago released a report acknowledging the role that the Navy's sonar played in the deaths of 17 marine mammals in the Bahamas in 2000. The report was the agency's first official admission that sonar may contribute to whale beachings.
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A study concluded the low-frequency sound from the Navy's sonar damaged the whale's ears, leading them to beach themselves.The March 2000 stranding of 16 whales and a dolphin on Bahamian beaches was caused "by the unusual combination of several contributory factors acting together."
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From  January 2016 to 2017 over 40 Whales washed ashore from North Carolina to Maine. In Rhode Island in the year 2016 was the first year the United States deployed ocean wind turbines which coincide with the whale beachings.
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Construction of the Block Island, Rhode Island ocean wind turbine started in January 2016. The construction took place underwater placing miles of electric cables. Construction noise underwater increases. Electric cables generate EMF. Sources of ELF-EMFs include power lines, electrical wiring, and ocean wind turbine construction.
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The increase in Whale deaths began when the construction of the Rhode Island ocean wind turbines began in early 2016.
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Living too close to land-based wind turbines can cause heart disease, tinnitus, vertigo, increased heart disease, migraine, panic attacks, and other health problems... What about the ocean wind turbines vs Whales and sea life? 
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Now the Whales are coincidentally dying as ocean wind turbine construction begins off the coast of New Jersey.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, in 2017 declared an "Unusual Mortality Event," prompting a federal probe.
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In 2008 an unusual mass whale stranding, one of the few on record involving beaked whales, drew attacks on the Navy from environmental groups and attracted interest from biologists in Massachusetts. They knew it wasn’t the first standing of its kind. Five similar strandings of beaked whales had coincided with naval sonar exercises near Greece and the Canary Islands.
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The question today is whether the wind turbine's infrasound and mapping methods causing problems with whales' health as they have done to humans living near the turbines.

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In 2016 and 2017, the number of unexplained whale deaths increased in the North Atlantic. One coincidence is the increase in the number of ocean wind turbine construction.

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The health risk of infrasound from wind turbines and mapping has been dismissed by the wind industry as insignificant and alleging land-based and offshore wind farms are good for the environment.
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Do the math: Whales are known to use infra-sound to communicate over distances—up to hundreds of miles in the case of whales.
An investigation is needed.
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Comment by Willem Post on January 19, 2023 at 9:10am

Whale use sound to navigate, like bats, among each other, and there other surroundings, and long distance 

If their sound receptors and emitters are damaged, they are blind, swim into ships, and as a group, swim onto shore

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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