Hey there, folks! Time to dig into a wild topic that’s got our New England fishermen fired up – those colossal offshore wind turbines. Hold onto your hats, because this is not your average “”green energy”” story. We’re talking about the real impact on our oceans, our lobsters, and our haddock!
So, the New England Fishermen’s Stewardship Association (NEFSA) just dropped a bombshell with their Offshore Wind Research Summary.
Get this – they’ve got scientific papers showing that those wind turbines are messing with our ocean buddies in a major way. Imagine this: electromagnetic fields (EMF) from those underwater cables are giving our juvenile lobsters a bad day – they’re getting deformed! And that’s not all – haddock larvae are struggling to swim thanks to magnetic fields from turbine cables. It’s like they’re trying to do the electric slide underwater.
NEFSA ain’t having it. They’re standing up and saying, “”Hold on a minute, Biden administration! Let’s not rush into this.”” They want thorough studies before giving the green light to more of these turbines. And you know what? They’re right! Our lobsters and haddock are super important to us. They’re the MVPs of New England’s fishing game, and we can’t let them down.
Now, check this out – the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is already eyeballing a whopping 9.8 million acres in the Gulf of Maine for more wind farms. That’s like a mega construction zone right where our fishing happens! We can’t let that slide, folks.
Oh, and here’s the kicker – these wind farms are heating up the sea’s surface and messing with ocean currents. It’s like they’re throwing a climate change party underwater! It’s got scientists scratching their heads, and we’re scratching ours too. Are these turbines really worth the mess they’re causing?
So, to all you high school seniors out there, remember this: those big wind turbines might not be the ocean-friendly heroes they claim to be. Our lobsters, haddock, and the whole New England fishing scene deserve better. NEFSA’s got our back, and it’s time we all stand together to keep our seas safe and our fisheries thriving. Stay tuned for more on this fishy tale, and keep those ocean vibes rolling!
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