Feds OK ocean seismic test; some fear for sea life

The National Science Foundation still needs to sign

The National Science Foundation still needs to sign off on the testing.

(AP) - A federal agency has approved a plan to conduct seismic testing off the New Jersey coast, despite opponents' fears it could harm marine life and disrupt the state's fishing industry.

The National Marine Fisheries Service moved the plan closer to reality by issuing a permit Tuesday for the testing that allows harassment or harm to creatures, including whales and turtles that otherwise...

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