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Whale Communications Committee

Whale Communications Committee

The Offshore Wind Environmental Technical Working Group (E-TWG) formed a specialist committee in 2023 to develop communications materials to aid in the dissemination of accurate, readily understandable information around recent whale mortality events and the level of potential risk to whales from offshore wind energy development activities. The initial end product will be a working FAQ document. Other publicly available resources are listed below.

Please fill out this survey to provide input on the topics that the committee should cover and/or indicate your willingness to provide your expertise in draft product development. For additional information on the whale communications committee or other E-TWG activities, please contact Julia Gulka.


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Existing Resources

Addressing Misinformation on Offshore Wind Farms and Recent Whale Mortalities 

Department of Energy |  Link

Conserving Marine Wildlife Fact Sheet

Equinor | Link 

Update on Strandings of Large Whales Along the East Coast 

Marine Mammal Commission | Link 

Understanding Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events FAQ 

NOAA Fisheries | Link 

The Dynamic Ocean: Offshore Wind Energy and Other Activities in the New York Bight

Discovery of Sound in the Sea Frequently Asked Questions 


Photo credits: Humpback whale © Thomas Kelley - Unsplash; Whales spout © Ryan Stone- Unsplash; Wind farm © David Will - pixabay;

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