12 Jul 2017

Seismic surveys deadly for plankton - study

From Nine To Noon, 9:42 am on 12 July 2017

Scientists in Australia have discovered seismic surveys commonly used for underwater oil exploration could be doing significant damage to plankton populations. The experiment found that one hour after a survey there was 60 percent less plankton in the water and two to three times more of those plankton were dead. Kathryn Ryan speaks to one of the study's authors, Associate Professor Robert McCauley from Curtin Univeristy in Perth.