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Drilling in the Great Australian Bight is not worth the risk | Rick Steiner

23.11.2018
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The time for Australians to ask questions is now, before a permitting decision is madeThe Great Australian Bight is one of the most unique and productive marine ecosystems in the world. An estimated 85% of its known species are found nowhere else; the region has exceptionally productive and sensitive pelagic, seabed, and shoreline habitats; hosts the greatest concentrations of marine mammals, seabirds, pelagic fishes, and sharks in Australia; and supports an annual multi-billion dollar fishery, aquaculture, and tourism economy. By any measure, the Bight is a national and global treasure, but this treasure is now at risk from proposed deepwater oil drilling. Related: More of the Great Australian Bight opened to oil and gas Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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