“Shell estimates its Arctic activities will expose more than 2,500 [endangered] bowhead whales, more than 2,500 gray whales and more than 50,000 [threatened] ringed seals to continuous sounds and pulsed sounds, deemed damaging enough to constitute harassment.” (

This intense noise pollution would be in order to extract oil, the likely spillage of which would destroy the fragile Arctic ecosystem, and the burning of which would set the planet on a path to climate change that would render the oceans uninhabitably acidic. So the marine mammals may as well surrender now.