PEP11 and the impact of underwater noise
The gas-drilling proposal known as “Petroleum Exploration Permit 11” or PEP 11, is back on the agenda despite opposition from the community and environmental groups. The project covers 4,500 square kilometres of ocean from Newcastle in the north to the Sydney suburb of Manly.
Sam Hepburn, professor in environmental law from Deakin Law School at Deakin University, takes us through the arguments against PEP11
Graeme Shannon, a zoologist from Bangor University in Wales in the UK , describes the impact of anthropogenic or human made noise on marine animals
Lindy Weilgart, from Dalhousie University in Canada and a Senior Ocean Noise Expert with Ocean Care, looks at the weakness of existing noise regulations and their failure to protect marine mammals such as whales and the ocean's ecosystems.
Earth Matters episode #1391
Produced by Judith Peppard
Megan Williams, Bec Horridge, Nicky Stott, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard & Jacob Gamble.