PEP11 and the impact of underwater noise

Sunday, 12 March 2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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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

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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Phil Evans, Bec Horridge, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard & Jacob Gamble