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Save the Whales - No offshore oil drilling in South Australia
Petition Background (Preamble):
I call for the Minister to rescind his decision.
These areas are the feeding, breeding, calving and resting grounds for some endangered whales. It is a feeding zone for the migratory Blue whale, the Pygmy blue whale, the vulnerable Fin and Sei whales, Sperm whale, and the Layard's beaked whale, which is present year round.
The Humpback whale migrates through this area, and the Southern Right whale may transit the area as if lies between Encounter Bay and the Head of the Bight. This region should be protected for our whales, and not open to oil drilling, especially in light of the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Save the Whales - No offshore oil drilling in South Australia petition to Minister for Resources and Energy was written by Jenni Wyrsta and is in the category Environment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: whales, oil drilling, kangaroo island