Ocean Wind Killing Whales To Save Polar Bears

14 whale deaths along US East Coast remain a mystery if you ignore wind turbine sonar mapping & Construction 

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Whales are known to use frequencies 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.

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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 to damaged the whale's ears, leading them to beach themselves.

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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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Since January 2016 over a two-year period, 40 Whales have washed ashore from North Carolina to Maine.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) funds research to deploy offshore wind turbines.

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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 of 2016. The construction took place underwater placing miles of electric cables. Construction noise underwater increases, as well as sonar mapping and high voltage submarine electric cables, generate electric magnetic fields. 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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Humans living too close to wind turbines can cause heart disease, tinnitus, vertigo, increased heart disease, migraine, panic attacks, and other health problems. Sound is magnified in the ocean multiple times. What about marine life?

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Now in 2023, the Whales are coincidentally dying as ocean wind turbine construction begins in New York and New Jersey.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, between 2016 and 2018 declared an "Unusual Mortality Event," prompting a federal probe into Whale deaths why not now?

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In 2015 facing several lawsuits, the US Navy finally agreed to limit its use of sonar devices that harm dolphins and whales, especially in areas off the coast of Hawaii and Southern California.

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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. We aren't able to hear the lowest of the whale frequencies.
Humans hear low-frequency sounds starting at about 100 Hz.

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Between January and February in 2016, 29 sperm whales got stranded and died on English, German, and Dutch beaches.

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Environmentalists and the news media offered multiple explanations – except the most obvious and likely one: offshore wind farms.

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At the end of May 2017 according to marine wildlife experts, the whales were likely disoriented by nearby wind turbines, which can affect the sonar whales use to navigate and communicate.

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The question today is the wind turbines' infrasound, wind turbine mapping using sonar, and construction causing problems with whales' health as they have done to humans living near the turbines.

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Since 2016 the number of unexplained whale deaths has increased off the East Coast with the common denominator being wind turbines.

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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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