The nation's first offshore wind farm opened off the coast of Rhode Island in 2016.
More than 150 humpback whales have died in strandings since 2016 which coincidentally started with the Rhode Island ocean wind project.
Now since the start of ocean mapping using Sonar and wind turbine construction nine whales including two sperm whales and seven humpback whales have died off the coasts of four East Coast states in less than two months.
- Environmental groups called for a federal investigation and pause into whether sonar mapping related to proposed offshore wind energy farms is responsible for what they say is an unprecedented series of whale deaths along the New Jersey and New York coasts.
- Whales have been observed to produce long-range calls that are stereotyped and high-frequency traveling distances up to nine miles as well as short-range calls that can travel distances up to five miles. Whales use frequencies to communicate and navigate.
The wind turbine sonar mapping and construction more than likely affected the brains of the Whales causing ship strikes and groundings.
Federal officials say there is no proof wind farm construction is causing the death of the Whales.
Is there a coincidence if it looks and walks like a duck it is a duck?