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Old 05-31-2015, 06:27 PM
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Default Rutgers Blasting off of Long Beach Island

Please read the information below. Please write to the Rutgers President. Please write to the Governor of New Jersey. Please write to the senators of New Jersey. We need to stop this. Lets join together.


Stop New Jersey’s Fishing Grounds from Getting Blasted!!! A proposed Rutgers University Seismic Study will sweep the ocean just off Long Beach Island. With blasts 250 decibels (100,000 times louder than a jet at take-off) every 5 seconds, 24 hours a day for 30 days fishing will be affected. Studies show that fish can be injured or scared off by seismic blasts. The study area and the affected fishing grounds: all inshore and offshore wrecks, the Fingers, Barnegat Ridge, the Lillian Wreck, 28 Mile Wreck and over 230 square miles of ocean will be directly impacted. The LOUD blasts will travel far beyond study impact zone. Everyone from Surfcasters to Back Bay Anglers to Offshore Fishermen will be impacted!

YOU CAN HELP!!! CONTACT RUTGERS PRESIDENT ROBERT BARCHI: 848-932-7454 and email the President today http://president.rutgers.edu/contact...esident-barchi

TELL HIM TO STOP THIS SUMMER’S STUDY!!! For more information: CleanOceanAction.org
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: Rutgers Blasting off of Long Beach Island

I'm thinking your math is way off with the decibels
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:57 PM
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250 db is the sound of loud fireworks.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:43 AM
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According to OSHA Decibel Charts a Jet Engine at 100 feet is 140 dB and death of Hearing Tissue occurs at 180 dB's.

OSHA/NIOSH Daily Permissible Noise Level Exposure at 112-115 dB is 15 minutes per day.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:20 AM
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Decibel level in water has a different measurement than in air! “The decibel is a relative unit of measure, not an absolute one. Confusion arises because relative intensities in water are referenced to 1 microPascal (µPa) whereas sound waves in air are referenced to 20 microPascals (µPa). The intensity of a sound wave depends not only on the pressure of the wave, but also on the density and sound speed of the medium through which the sound is traveling. Therefore, relative sound intensities given in dB in water are not the same as relative sound intensities given in dB in air.”

http://www.dosits.org/factsandmyths/ (#11)

For more detail:

http://www.dosits.org/science/soundsinthesea/airwater/

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Old 06-01-2015, 07:23 AM
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Default Re: Rutgers Blasting off of Long Beach Island

I'm all for research but this is being done in the middle of the fishing season ??
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:53 AM
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I'm all for research but this is being done in the middle of the fishing season ??
The vessel's schedule (also involved with surveys of Outer Continental Shelf) and Rutgers staff's availability. They explain it in their Final Environmental Assessment:

http://www.nsf.gov/geo/oce/envcomp/n...2015-final.pdf
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:53 AM
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This is what I took as most important from the Rutgers report:

... concluded that seismic surveys could cause temporary, localized reduced fish catch to some species, but that effects on commercial and recreation fisheries were not significant. Most commercial fish catches by weight (almost all menhaden) and most recreational fishing trips off the coast of New Jersey (87% in 2013) occurred in waters within 5.6 km from shore, although the highest-value fish (e.g., flounder and tuna) were caught farther offshore. The closest distance between the proposed survey and shore is >30 km, so interactions between the proposed survey and recreational and some commercial fisheries would be relatively limited.

My opinion = no effect.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:24 AM
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Amazing, you can't piledrive in Jan. because of winter Flounders, but they can blast in prime fishing time in the name of research.
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