‘Torture for marine mammals’: In Cape May, Trump plan for seismic testing in Atlantic Ocean is panned

Humpback whale in Sany Hook Bay

AMY S. ROSENBERG / PHILLY.COM – Capt. Jeff Stewart of the Cape May Whale Watcher knows better than most how whales and dolphins are affected by sound, even the tick-tick-tick of his fish finder.

“Just turning off the fish finder makes it better for the whale or dolphin,” Steward told a rally of more than 100 people Monday, including public officials, high school students and their marine biology teacher, environmentalists, and business owners. They gathered at the ocean’s edge to protest an imminent Trump administration plan to sign off on seismic testing to look for oil and gas in the ocean …

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