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New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton

20:00 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Tasmania - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature Ecology and Evolution has found. Scientists from IMAS and the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) at Curtin University studied the impact of commercial seismic surveys on zooplankton populations by carrying out tests using seismic air guns in the ocean off Southern Tasmania.

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