Green groups worried about whale deaths along oil-producing Ghana coast
Decomposed whale carcasses have been washing up on beaches in Ghana’s oil-producing west, raising the ire of environmental groups worried the country’s growing petroleum industry may be killing marine life.
A total of 20 dead whales have been discovered along Ghana’s coastline in the last four years, including at least eight since September.
What killed the marine mammals remains a mystery.
But environmental groups say they are concerned, given the proximity of the discoveries to the country’s new offshore petroleum industry.
“The fears are rising as to what is killing the … whales,” said Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah, program co-ordinator for Friends of the Nation, an environmental group that tracks the deaths.
People living along the coast “want to know so they can rest assured if it would have impact on them or if it wouldn’t”, he added.could be off the coast of neighboring Ivory Coast — or further east.
“It’s definitely unusual. But what may be the cause we can’t put our finger on,” said A.K. Armah, a lecturer at the University of Ghana, who studies marine life.
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