What is Seismic?

Why We Need Seismic Surveys in the Atlantic OCS

MarineGeophysicalSeismic testing is a part of all facets of offshore energy and the first step to making science based decisions as to where resources lie. The offshore oil and gas industry has safely conducted seismic surveys in the U.S. for decades with no reported marine deaths caused by the practice. Even though industry has worked alongside scientists and the federal government for decades there are groups opposed to oil and natural gas development in the Atlantic who are spreading misinformation.

The fact sheet below provides important background information on seismic testing, how it works and what safety mitigation efforts are already in place to protect marine wildlife.

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