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To Protect Whales, We Should Ban Offshore Oil and Gas, Not Wind Farms
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To Protect Whales, We Should Ban Offshore Oil and Gas, Not Wind Farms

In an op-ed for InsideSources, Angelo Villagomez and Chris Parsons debunk speculation that offshore wind development poses a threat to whales.

The bloated corpse of a humpback whale washed up on the New Jersey coast March 1. That was the 23rd whale or dolphin to have washed up on the Atlantic coast since December. Since 2016, 187 whales have washed up on the beach — 29 in Virginia, four in Maryland and eight in Delaware — in what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has deemed an “unusual mortality event.”

The above excerpt was originally published in InsideSources. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Angelo Villagomez

Senior Fellow

Chris Parsons

Associate Professor, University of Exeter

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