By Frank Haggerty
Two Years After An Increase In Whale Deaths Off The East Coast of US- Political Officials Continue To Rule Out Infra-Sound On Land and Sea
Ocean wind turbine construction is complete off Block Island, Rhode Island.
Onshore and offshore wind turbines give off infra-sound.
NOAA Fisheries declared in April of 2017, the recent deaths of 41 humpback whales from 2016 through Maine to North Carolina to be an unusual mortality event, triggering a focused, expert investigation into the cause.
Since the announcement by NOAA to investigate the whale deaths all types of the species continue to wash up on shore. Much of the recent ocean floor mapping has been done with the NOAA vessel Nancey Foster and private contractors.
The Nancey Foster uses a hull-mounted Reson 7125 multibeam echosounder (400 kHz) and a Kongsberg Em710 (100khz) to map the ocean floor."
It's not clear what type of equipment contractors are using to map the ocean floor. Equipment which indeed may contribute to disorienting all kinds of ocean creatures.
The range of frequencies that whales use to communicate are from 30 Hertz (Hz) to about 8,000 Hz, (8 kHZ). Humans can only hear part of the whales' songs. We aren't able to hear the lowest of the whale frequencies.
Whales songs can be up to 30 minutes in length. It is believed that the sounds can travel as far as 200 miles from the location of the humpback whale that created it.
The United States Navy in 2015 facing several lawsuits has finally agreed to limit its use of sonar devices that harm dolphins and whales, especially in areas off the coast of Hawaii and Southern California.
Scientist Neil Kelley and his team in the mid-1980s thoroughly documented significant adverse health effects resulting from inaudible, very-low-frequency sound produced by a large wind turbine in Boone, N.C. This scientifically rigorous NASA and Department of the Energy-sponsored study also took place on Block Island, Rhode Island where a wind turbine forced the government to install cable TV because the turbine frequencies interrupted TV signals.
Under former President Obama the federal government and Massachusetts former Governor Deval Patrick followed a commercial wind turbine renewable agenda that made people sick in as many as twenty-one communities from wind turbine infra-sound.
The Massachusetts Superior Court has shut down two commercial wind turbines in Falmouth, Massachusetts as the noise is a nuisance. The neighbours describe the noise as torture from lack of sleep.
There is no doubt today infra-sound, sonar devices and contractor mapping equipment using sonar affects Whales like the people who live around the wind turbines.
Worldwide people living near wind turbines report symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and sleep disturbance, the scientific evidence available since the 1980s demonstrates a direct link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects and now the ocean.
How many times have we heard scientists intend to tow the carcass of the Whale to a different beach for a Necropsy and then next there is no proof the wind turbines caused the Whale to beach itself of hit a ship.
We have to ask how much these scientists or institutions get in grants from the federal or state governments that have a wind turbine agenda.
The latest news is scientist, fishermen and large vessel operators will meet in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on November 9, 2017, to discuss the Whale deaths.
The increase in Whale deaths coincides with the Rhode Island ocean wind turbine construction and mapping of the ocean floor off the East Coast.
What we don't see is a moratorium on ocean wind turbine construction.
What we do see is a continuing denial by our government officials that infrasound has any effect on anything.
Commercial wind is a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. The citizens who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government officials.
The meetings continue the last thing any politician wants is a moratorium on ocean wind turbine construction. Sound familiar ?