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Shell returns to the Arctic to conduct sonar work

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July 27th 11:57 am | Carey Restino

Shell, which largely pulled out of the Arctic following a calamitous 2012 drilling season, is continuing its efforts with a geophysical survey of the ocean floor off the coast off Wainwright.

In a story first covered by KTUU TV, Shell’s plans to conduct sonar work in the Chukchi Sea this year. The company plans to examine the sea floor for ice gouges in several locations, documents submitted to the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Management explain. The surveys are continuations of similar programs conducted by Shell in the Beaufort Sea beginning in 2006 and in the Chukchi Sea in 2008, Shell writes in its activity notice to the agency.

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