The leading cause of whale deaths from human interaction are from entanglement in fishing gear. We should also add the overfishing of our oceans to the discussion.
I've been following them for years. Occasionally donate. They really open your eyes to just how bad we are destroying the planet.
The argument against the turbines has nothing to do with vessel strikes or commercial fishing. The "mystery" is how many are showing up dead without any visible injury. Whales rely almost entirely on sound so the popular theory right now is that the massive amount of sonar being used by the surveying contractor is disrupting all of their senses. This is what a lot of these "green" initiatives overlook. The wind energy company may have the best intentions and probably did a long term environmental impact study, but do the contractors they hire give a shit? Did they ask the contractors what their plan was to survey the ocean floor or do they just throw out an RFQ and give a contract to the winning bidder because their quote fits the budget...?If it does, in fact, get scientifically proven that a majority of the whale deaths were caused by vessel strikes,