Rare sighting of humpback whale at oil transfer site



A humpback and two minke whales have recently been spotted swimming in waters where ship-to-ship transfers of millions of tonnes of crude oil could take place.
Concerns have been raised over plans to allow tankers to transfer 8.4 million tonnes of oil every year at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, which is home to the world’s most northerly colony of bottlenose dolphins, as well as porpoises, seals and rare seabirds.
The firth is also a popular stopping off point for migrating whale and dolphin species.
Experts say the transfers pose a serious danger to the local environment though... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 34
Source: Scotsman
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