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Appeal for South African research into seismic ocean surveys


Lack of data harming scientists’ ability to assess risks, paper argues

The scarcity of data in South Africa on the effects of seismic ocean surveys must be addressed by scientists as part of their obligation to protect the environment, a paper has argued.

The paper was written by three researchers from the Academy of Science of South Africa’s Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies. It appeared in the South African Journal of Science on 29 March. Earlier this year a full SAGE report called for a halt to seismic ocean surveys.

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