Posted: Sep 1, 2012 9:05 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News
Updated: Sep 3, 2012 7:22 AM
Dozens of people gathered at Port San Luis on Saturday afternoon to "Thank the Whales" for their amazing show.
After Humpback Whales drew thousands of people to the Central Coast over the last few weeks, some of the spectators came back because they are worried about seismic mapping plans near the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
Those in attendance were not only thanking, but also protesting because they fear PG&E's tests will kill much of the marine life on the Central Coast.
One participant, Joey Racano, said, "The seismic testing that's proposed for the Central Coast of California this November is of unprecedented size and scope and power for anything that's ever been done in California waters, and I think it sets a very bad precedent."
Blair Jones of PG&E has previously told KSBY that, "As they come into an area, they'll start emitting low-pulse sounds to warn marine life in the area. Those sounds will slowly ramp up until we get to the level that's needed to perform the survey."
PG&E also says they will have spotter boats and helicopters on the look-out for marine life.
Stay tuned to KSBY throughout the week as we continue our ongoing series, "The Seismic Effect."
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