Recent events have resulted in the washing up of ten whale carcasses on beaches in the states of New York and New Jersey, which has frightened the residents, who are now participating in protests.
There have been confirmed deaths of a total of eight humpback whales in the states of New York and New Jersey. The total number in the greater Atlantic region has reached 16 at this point.
Over that time period, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA, claims that there have been a total of 12 whale deaths in both states.
Residents Are of the Opinion That More People Ought to Discuss This Matter.
In the Jenkinson Aquarium, locals gathered together.
One of the protesters that spoke with the reporters shared their opinion that more people should speak up.
A number of Republican congressmen, local leaders, and climate groups on the Jersey Shore are of the opinion that the deaths could be linked to offshore wind survey work that was being conducted on the beaches of New York and New Jersey.
The Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Has Defended the Survey Work Being Done for Offshore Wind Projects.
In response, Governor Murphy stated that there was no evidence to indicate a relationship between the deaths of the whales and the survey work that was being done for offshore wind projects.
On Friday, Republican Chris Smith introduced legislation that would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the United States to investigate whether or not the environmental review processes for offshore wind projects are sufficient.
What Murphy Had to Say in Reply to the Protests
He asserts that they are on the lookout for the truth.
“I don’t want to find out in around five years that we were responsible for the extinction of magnificent fish (Like Whales). Not only the environments in which whales live but also those of every other kind of animal “he stated in his case.