Stop blowing up bombs on sea floor, say whale campaigners
Wartime relics need to be cleared for wind farms but explosions can kill cetaceans
The detonation of wartime bombs left on the seafloor around the UK must end to stop the deaths of whales and dolphins, campaigners say.
The offshore wind industry is expanding rapidly and this may lead to a sharp rise in such explosions as the seafloor is cleared before construction. A quieter “burning” technique is already available, say the campaigners.